The Happiest Man in the World

One Man's Never Ending Journey to Happiness

The Most Important Lesson I Learned About Happiness in 2016

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If I go by the highly scientific measure of happiness that is my Facebook news feed, I would have to say that 2016 was one of the worst years in recent memory for a lot of people As such, it makes me uncomfortable to say that for me, at least, 2016 was actually a great year. I married the love of my life, I finished the first draft of a novel.. Read More

Lessons I Learned While Finding and Marrying the Love of My Life

On September 10th, 2016, I married the love of my life, and it was the happiest day of my life. After a day of love and fun surrounded by family and our closest friends, I’ve come back to Earth a bit. Reflecting on that special day, I realized that in the process of finding and marrying my wife, I have learned a lot of hard lessons about relationships and love,.. Read More

Happiness Is Not the Perfect Life

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As you can imagine, I spend a lot of time reading about the subject of happiness. From psychology papers to greek philosophy, I spend an unhealthy amount of time learning about the subject of happiness. In pretty much anything I ever read, there is always a starting point where the author tries to define happiness. Most recently, I was reading Stumbling on Happiness by Dan Gilbert. He  starts the book off by saying.. Read More

Short Term Happiness vs Long Term Happiness

happy marathon

The single biggest pitfall in the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of short term happiness instead of long term happiness. This tendency towards instant gratification and small hits of happiness are one of the biggest reasons for unhappiness in the developed world. With all the resources at our disposal, we choose to pursue short term goals that will make us happy for an instant, but leave us feeling empty.. Read More

Happiness in the Cycle of Fulfillment of Needs

happiness cycle

Being happy is one of those things that seems like it shouldn’t be a lot of work, and yet, anyone who strives to live a happy life takes active steps towards that happiness. In order to figure out what needs to be done to be happy, we need to understand happiness, what it is and what it isn’t. We know right off the bat that happiness is more than just.. Read More

Defining Happiness

Defining Happiness

Difficulties of Writing About Happiness One of the difficulties of writing about and pursuing happiness is defining it. Ask anyone what it means “to be happy” and you’ll get a variety of answers that range from synonyms that aren’t really synonyms (to be content versus to be joyful), to philosophical interpretations of virtue to psychological explanations of a pleasant mental state. I’d say that most people who you’d ask to define happiness have.. Read More