the blog Synergy

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Happiness is not something that happens

From Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's Flow, The Psychology of Optimal Experience

What I "discovered" was that happiness is not something that happens. It is not the result of good fortune or random chance. It is not something that money can buy or power command. It does not depend on outside events, but, rather, on how we interpret them. Happiness, in fact, is a condition that must be prepared for, cultivated, and defended privately by each person. People who learn to control inner experience will be able to determine the quality of their lives, which is as close as any of us can come to being happy.

The individual can choose to Lead or Follow, Walk into fear or walk away.

If we choose to follow the Lesson of the geese, we can increase the power of I to the The Power of We.

If we choose to control ourselves, we can find our happiness.

Choice + Synergy = Happiness

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  • At 6:32 AM, Blogger rojak man said…

    I learned something new today. Happiness can indeed be cultivated and defended. Thank you.


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