Category Archives: Happiness

The U-Curve of Happiness

Today I turn 53, and it’s one of the happiest birthdays of my life. Last year, 52 was wonderful, too. My worst birthdays? 47 and 50.  I’m sure part of the explanation is what I was doing (or not doing), and with (or without) whom, on those birthdays. But part of it might have been that birthdays 47 […]

We are what we repeatedly do

If we say we are a writer, but we do not write every day, we are not a writer. If we say we are kind, but we treat people thoughtlessly and commit a thousand small, unintentional cruelties, we are not kind. If we say we are open and honest, but present a glittering facade on […]

Are you happy?

The other day I was talking with a friend about the problem of happiness. Not that being happy is a problem. But so many people I know aren’t happy, and that (to them, at least) is a problem. Whether it’s a problem for me, too, depends on whether I choose to make it one. I know […]