I had everything a thirty something American male could wish for: the perfect job in a field I enjoyed; a great boss; a townhouse bachelor pad; girlfriends, a few pals to hang out with; a sports car and club memberships. I had scrupulously followed the prescribed formulas for success. I had cobbled together many of the accoutrements of an ideal life.
Yet I felt restless and unfulfilled.
Here’s a mind-blowing thought: We are born into this life with a predisposition towards happiness or unhappiness. Call it a happiness quotient. It can also be described as a mindset, a unique calibration on the happiness scale embedded in the foundation of a human personality. This mindset is usually affected positively or negatively in earlyContinue reading “Moving to a Better Happiness Neighborhood”
Every so often, it’s not such a bad idea to give up. The word I really want to use is surrender, but I’m not really sure what that word means in the truest sense. I’m going to barge right ahead and use it anyway. Once every ten years or so, I get to the pointContinue reading “Giving Up to Get Ahead”
My optimistic attitude is based on the belief that at the very center of the universe in which we live there dwells a loving kindness that cares about our happiness and well-being.
I see a woman shopping in a shoe department She is long and lean, quite beautiful and unmindful of my lustful stare She is like so many women I desperately want to make love to I am a fool, of course because what I want can never be satisfied by any woman Even the mostContinue reading “The Beloved”