There’s an overwhelming amount of happiness research.
Forget incorporating it all into your life — merely remembering it is daunting enough.
I like to keep it simple: Remember the 4 P’s.
Work those into every day and you’ll be smiling more.
This one gets short shrift in the modern era so we’ll put it first. You don’t need to live and die by the Bushido code but the best lives have purpose.
Studies of older Americans find that one of the best predictors of happiness is whether a person considers his or her life to have a purpose. Without a clearly defined purpose, seven in ten individuals feel unsettled about their lives; with a purpose, almost seven in ten feel satisfied. – Lepper 1996
This can be religion or a set of ethics or…
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