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I'll try to transcribe a secret a day. I really enjoy this book, even though some of the examples are QUITE cheesy.

The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People by David Niven, Ph. D.

1. Your life has purpose and meaning.


You are not here just to fill space or to be a background character in someone else's movie.

Consider this: nothing would be the same if you did not exist. Every place you have ever been and everyone you have ever spoken to would be different without you.
We are all connected, and we are all affected by the decisions and even the existence of those around us.

:) :) :)

Take the example of Peter, an attorney in Philadelphia, and his dog, Tucket. Tucket was very sick. Gradually he was becoming paralyzed by a tumor on his spinal cord.
Peter could not find a veterinary doctor who could save his dog. Desperate to find someone who could help, he turned to a pediatric neurosurgeon. The doctor agreed to try to help Tucket, and in return he asked Peter for a donation to the children's hospital he worked in.
Jerry had never met Peter or Tucket. Jerry is a blue-eyed, blond-haired, five-year-old boy who loves to eat mashed potatoes. Jerry also has tumors on his spine and in his brain.
With help from the donation Peter made to the hospital, Jerry underwent successful surgery performed by the doctor to remove the tumors.
Tucket's surgery was also a success.

:) :) :)

Studies of older Americans find that one of the best predictors of happiness is whether a person considers his or her life to have a purpose. Without a clearly defined purpose, seven in ten individuals feel unsettled about their lives; with a purpose, almost seven in ten feel satisfied. Lepper 1996
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Because I like games so much...

Compares (financial) life to a game of chess.


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