Altruism – One of the Keys to Happiness

Pop Quiz: What do you believe will make you happy?  A new car?  A promotion, a raise, perhaps?

While we all have different notions about what defines success and happiness, some common beliefs permeate our culture. One such belief is the ideal of the American Dream, the idea that anyone in the United States can achieve their goals, and material prosperity.

Society promotes the American Dream as an ideal to be aspired to – the type of life that we want to live, and the type of life we wish for our children.

Let’s take a step back and ask:  Will such a life, of achieving ones goals and material prosperity, ultimately make us happy?  And if not, what then are the keys the happiness?  Read on as we explore this question.

Famous Failures – Michael Jordan, Abraham Lincoln and J.K. Rowling

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
– Michael Jordan

A collection of inspirational videos showcasing the failures of Michael Jordan, Abraham Lincoln, JK Rowling and others, and how they bounced back to become the successes they are today. A wonderful collection of stories tied together with a common theme of personal achievement.

The Little Things In Life That Make Me Happy #163

From time to time I’ll post various things I find online that make me smile. Here’s a wonderful clip I found online. I hope you enjoy it.

This video clip is of someone playing guitar and singing a song they love.  Other people may play it better, but nobody enjoys it more.  The song completely takes over his life for those few minutes, and I have no doubt he loves every second of it.