Sunday, October 16, 2005

So what do you have to do to find happiness?

So what do you have to do to find happiness?
(Times Online)
Although most people rate themselves as happy, there is a wealth of evidence to show that negative thinking is deeply ingrained in the human psyche. Experiments show that we remember failures more vividly than successes. We dwell on what went badly, not what went well. When life runs smoothly, we’re on autopilot—we’re only in a state of true consciousness when we notice the stone in our shoe.

For me, happiness is a warm pun. There, I’m happy.

Earlier: The Mathematics of Love

4 comments:

Amy said...

I've heard girls just want to have pun.

Plan 8 said...

♫ They jest wanna, they jest wannaaa ... ♫

The Ashley Five said...

Makes perfect sense from an evolutionary standpoint. Happiness is not motivating. You're happy. What do you do? You sit and enjoy it; maybe try to share it. Misery, hate, insecurity, anxiety, and friends are tremendous motivators because they are unpleasant and because escaping them implies reaching the happy state.

I'm not sure what the happy state is but I do know it's not Florida.

There. You've dragged me down.

Plan 8 said...

It's an epidemic.