We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Sweet Happiness….. We have an unalienable right to pursue it in the United States, just as much as life, as written in the Declaration of Independence.
How are we to best pursue it? Continue reading “The Pursuit of Happiness Part 1: Can we change our Happiness?”
This is a continuation from a previous post titled: How spending money can create happiness – Part 1
5. Pay now and consume later
Modern culture is consume now, pay later. We can get almost whatever we want, on credit, delivered to out door within 1-2 days (sooner if amazon drones take off). This eliminates anticipation, which is a source of happiness. Taking the cookie example, eat the cookie now and get X pleasure, or save the cookie for later and get X pleasure plus all the anticipatory pleasure from delaying. Continue reading “How spending money can create happiness – Part 2”
As a follow-up to my recent post on “Income and Happiness”, I thought I would delve deeper into the link between money and happiness. Specifically, is there a way to spend money that makes one happy? Continue reading “How spending money can create happiness – Part 1”
My first ever post… hmmmm, this was a tough one. I thought I would start small and in line with the goals of this blog take on the old adage “Money doesn’t buy you happiness”.
Is this fact or just another phrase that caught on over time, just some good old fashioned lore? Like “drink 8 glasses of water per day” which, as it turns out has little medical basis and gets plenty of my patients into trouble. For those interested, here is how to get to 8 glasses per day.
Continue reading “Money doesn’t buy happiness, but money might make you think you are happy.”