Tuesday, October 27, 2009

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Thursday’s essay is called, “The Secret of Happiness.” Although a number of sources think they know the answer, I have discovered it, and I include the answer (it will no longer be a secret!) in this essay. If I could put a smiley face or a lol here, it would be appropriate. This essay depends on Richard Schoch’s book, The Secrets of Happiness , for some of its insights, observations, and conclusions.

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Thursday's And Then Some Essay preview:
The secret of happiness
by Richard L. Weaver II


I often explained this to my student advisees in college who set as one of their goals “to be happy.” Happiness is not something that you will find elsewhere and import into your life, I told them. It is something over which you have direct control; you make it happen. So often, students will set their goals too high. They want to be number one, the very best, the top student. They want to experience the firework displays, palpitations, and extreme of feelings that go with being declared the winner. Better that they reduce their expectations to realistic proportions, set goals and make plans that are clearly attainable and within their reach, and make their own happiness through rational, pragmatic, level-headed, and sensible thinking.

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