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The rat race and our search for Happiness

Steve Cutts‘ video titled “Happiness” is disturbingly accurate portrayal of so many aspects of our daily lives. When I watch this video, I can’t help but wonder why we buy into all these promises of happiness, and chase them so relentlessly?

Cutts’ work seems to capture so much of the futility of so much of what we do to achieve happiness in our lives. There is a better way to live our lives. Realising that and shifting our perspective isn’t as easy as it seems, though.

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Events and Life Mindsets

Cute animal bubbles and happy things

There are days when the world seems to be the equivalent of a Monday morning without coffee. My wife’s answer to these sorts of days and the accompanying deluge of darkness and misery on social media is bubbles:

So instead of getting rid of the baby with the bath water I’m adding bubbles. Lots and lots of happy, shiny bubbles. OK, mostly accounts involving adorably cute animals. Cute animal bubbles!

Sometimes bubbles are just what we need. That and to ignore social media for a while.

This also helps:

Image credit: Clem Onojeghuo

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Mindsets

Dave Morin’s rules for happiness

It’s almost the weekend here in Israel so here is something to guide you through the rest of the week and into the weekend. There are many happiness tips, here are Dave Morin‘s “5 Simple Rules for Happiness“:

https://twitter.com/davemorin/status/598333868110843905

Image source: Dave Morin by Christopher Michel, licensed CC BY 2.0

 

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Events and Life Mindsets

Love and money

What brings you happiness?

A pair of portraits from Indexed
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People Useful stuff

The secret of happiness and work

This is a terrific video of Shawn Achor’s talk at TED about happiness and work. It is also really funny and worth watching:

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Business and work Photography

Happiness in a Seattle Coffee Company cup

Nastassja popped out for lunch and brought back a little happiness in a cup for me. I directed my procrastination at this little tribute to the Seattle Coffee Company.