16 August, 2016


Here is a collection on HOW TO BE HAPPY. 

With an emphasis on Contentment, and coming from the WEF one can take this seriously!
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A well-stocked Netflix queue can go a long way toward pure and utter happiness, but sometimes there's still something missing.
For those moments, it can help to fall back on the wisdom of history's greatest thinkers: Kierkegaard, Socrates, Thoreau, and the Buddha.
Here's what philosophers discovered about happiness long before orange became the new black.
1. "There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path" — Gautama Buddha, alive around 500 BC.
2. "Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness" — Bertrand Russell lived in the early 1800s.
3. "Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome" — Friedrich Nietzsche, alive in the late-19th century.
4. "The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less" — Socrates, lived in 450 BC.
5. "The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily" — Plato, lived in 4th century BC.
6. "Happiness depends upon ourselves" — Aristotle, alive in Ancient Greece around 300 BC.
7. "I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them" — John Stuart Mill, born in 1806.
8. "The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large" — Confucius, lived in China around 500 BC.
9. "The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not" — Seneca, born in Hispania in 4 BC.
10. "If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present" — Lao Tzu, alive around 600 BC in China.
11. "The myriad things are complete in us. There is no greater joy than to reflect on ourselves and become sincere." — Mencius, Chinese philosopher alive around 350 BC.
12. "Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced" — Soren Kierkegaard, early 19th-century philosopher.
13. "Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder" — Henry David Thoreau, born in 1817 in Massachusetts.

A philosophical look at happiness.


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