Thursday, July 19, 2012

Personal Growth Cat Fight

So maybe it's not really a hissing, screeching cat fight.  Self-improvement gurus rarely bare their claws... in public, anyway.  But there do seem to be two very different approaches to the whole "how best to live life" question.

Can you pursue both at once? I'll be curious what other folks think.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happiness is...

Happiness is...  A warm puppy?

Or an gold Olympic medal?

A hug?

Owning a 45,000 square foot house with a view of the ocean?

Toiling day and night in an impoverished country helping others get access to clean drinking water?

A huge clearance sale at Macy's?

Complete non-attachment to anything?

A hot fudge sundae with 3 flavors of ice cream plus caramel and marshmallow sauce topped with whipped cream and nuts and perhaps a nice cup of cappuccino to go along with it?

It's not exactly an original thought that everyone's idea of happiness is different. I admire the hell out of people whose idea of happiness is making huge personal sacrifices in order to help others.  However, I am not one of those people.

In fact a favorite evil and shallow form of entertainment (ego-tainment?) is to secretly laugh in amazement at some of the stuff that makes other people happy.

(warning: images may be unsuitable for family viewing).