The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.
- Getting Started
- Become more self-aware.
- Set goals for yourself.
- Find a role model.
- Exercising Compassion
- Learn to love yourself.
- Learn to control anger and jealousy.
- Practice empathy.
- Show people that you care.
- Be appreciative.
- Give to others.
- Choosing the Right Path
- Explore your talents.
- Do what you love.
- Practice self-control.
- Thank people who help you along the way.
Being happy is about self feeling good.
Meaning is derived from contributing to others in a bigger way.
And a life of meaning seems to be healthier than a “happy” one.
What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher?
What is a bad man but a good man’s job?
If you don’t understand this, you will get lost, no matter how clever you are. It is the great secret.
This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.
I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom. Like art.
Human bodies recognize at the molecular level that not all happiness is created equal … The sense of well-being derived from “a noble purpose” may provide cellular health benefits, whereas “simple self-gratification” may have negative effects, despite an overall perceived sense of happiness, researchers found.
The golden rule is, to help those we love to escape from us.