Eric also tried his hand at Art Of Living, a new-age Indian spiritual cult but was not very impressed. That meant not getting attached to anything too much, lest it maybe taken away from you. My friend Yoga was surpisingly chirpy when I met him during my West Coast trip.
Happiness it seems can be attained in several ways. Stoicism it seems will fit the bill. Western philosophy produced Stoicism - a personal philosophy on leading the good life. The path to happiness starts from within.
Here is a sample of his work: Surprisingly because he has gone through a lot recently including two broken arms in a biking accident.
It certainly was not money - oil rich Qatar is fantastically rich yet is does not figure in the list of happiest places. The other is by actively suppressing envy, as the Swiss do by effacement and avoiding ostentation.
It is not as drab as it seems. Having a childlike wonder about the world also helps. It is a pity that modern education teaches us everything except how to live a good life.
Still there he was, happily telling jokes instead of wailing on his plight. The poetry is childlike and profound at the same time. It certainly was not geography - the frigid, desolate Iceland only has 6 months of sun but is still very happy.
What is his secret? A spider lives inside my head Who weaves a strange and wondrous web Of silken threads and silver strings To catch all sorts of flying things, Like crumbs of thought and bits of smiles And specks of dried-up tears, And dust of dreams that catch and cling For years and years and years.
One way is to foster a sense of kinship by living in small, homogenous communities. An effective government and being close to nature also goes a long way. My life has so far been bereft of a personal philospohy all these years.
He then completes a full circle and returns to Asheville, North Carolina which according to happiness data is the happiest place in U.
The emphasis was on training yourself to meet any adversity that may befall you.
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