You can imagine where it goes from here…

Are you happy?

I read an article in the Metro (Silicon Valley’s weekly newspaper which in print is 90% ads & 10% content – who would visit such a site?) entitled Happiness Science. A pretty good read overall. The article points out the difference between pleasure and happiness, it says latter is based on achievement and self-esteem. It reminded me of a talk by Dharma Mittra I recently attended. He asked what happens to your happiness if you are in a car accident and lose a limb or a natural disaster or world war strikes your country and you lose all your assets and your family, would you have any happiness? He said true happiness is realized from the inside.

I believe the pursuit of happiness is central to our existence. Trying to understand what happiness is (be it scientifically or spiritually) is an integral start to that pursuit. We are so easily distracted by the pursuit of pleasure we neglect our conquest for happiness. Especially if you’re a geek 🙂

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November 27, 2006 - Posted by | Life

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