Happiness

Happiness

Creating Conversational Win-Win

Once I heard of a conversational technique called Nagging. This technique starts by giving other person a negative feedback (nags) about themselves or what they are doing. This technique builds on idea that one needs to bring others down to bring oneself up. It is often used with the people who others perceive to be of a higher social status,…read more
Happiness

The Origins of Happiness

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. - William James We started 2016 with a Happiness workshop attended by over 70 people all of whom were eager to start their year well. As I climbed on stage I made an introduction, which Alcoholic Anonymous would be proud of.…read more
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How to Deal with Depression?

Talking to a girl who went through a hard depression, I saw some of the greatest challenges faced by of our society. Every case is specific and thats why we have psychoanalytic. I am by no means a doctor of psychology and my ways of teaching are much more current ways of solutions that long-term fixes. Still, there is some…read more
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Should We Use Reward and Punish?

Recently I spoke with a person who said that we should reward good behavior and punish mistakes and errors, such as in situations of parenthood education and corporate motivation. His example was a hypothetical decision from which we just get feedback. Two scenarios transpire. On one hand if our decision was positive than we reward ourselves, while if a feedback…read more
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The Goal of Happiness

What is your goal? Almost certainly your goal is to maximize the key four areas of your lives, which are to have more money, friends, happiness and health. This is because everyone else’s goal is the same. So in a society where the same motivates us all, why two people behave differently and ultimately get different results? For example, some…read more
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Is Happiness 80% Biological?

Yesterday, after my workshop on Happiness someone came to me and said that he liked the presentation, but he thought that I should have mentioned as well that Happiness is 80% biological. Firstly, is happiness indeed 80% biological? After the event, I did some reading and found one study that tested twins who were separated at some point of their…read more
Happiness, Media

Materialism And False Road to Happiness

Society offers us a pre-established road, which majority of people follows. After we are born we go to kindergarten, than primary school, secondary school, university, we start working, somewhere in the middle we buy a house, a car, we get married, raise children, retire and eventually die. Of course there are differences, with some people doing extra education and experiencing…read more