Happiness comes down to doing things that are fulfilling and to have a happy life, you need to have a fulfilling life. I read about an interesting principle leading into this theory called Pleasure/Achievement Principle by Chris Skellet.
In order to live a fulfilling life, we must strike a considered balance between pleasure and achievement.
So just filling your life with small and big pleasure is not going to make you happy and fulfilled neither will a life of being the richest person on the planet. One needs to strike a good balance.
A friend of mine lost one of his parent recently and was traveling overseas for the rituals and be with his family. Seeing him and his family off at the air port I inquired about his return plans, he tells me quickly that he will be back in two weeks time and before I could even think about it, tells me ” I will have to come back otherwise my job is on the line..”
This to me is an example of a constraint that he faced which will bring him back away from the family and before he is finished with his mourning. Loss of a parent is something where people and families take ages before they can move on and may be it does not happen at all. But such can be life that it forces us to think about our jobs and pay checks before we forget about the biggest loss in our lives.
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This season reminds me of selfless love, spirit of giving, loving, remembering, gratefulness, sharing, caring and a lot more. As I remember my friends, family, bloggers, authors and all those people who have touched my life thus far, I feeling I get is better left unexplained. All I will say is I feel blessed to have each of you as part of my life and THANK YOU.
HAVE a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. May next year brings you happiness that matters to you. Keep in touch.
Computers and gadgets are for you to use. You can do as little or as much as you want with them. You can be productive or spend all the time searching through other people’s lives.
I think I can follow this mantra for my whole life. No, this is no secret either.