Why postpone happiness to tomorrow?

Every living creature wants to be happy. Whether it is money, power or sex, you get into it for the sake of happiness. Some people even enjoy misery because it gives them happiness! To be happy, you seek something. But despite getting it, you are not happy. A school-going boy thinks that if he goes

Positive emotions build resilience

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10 Deadly Signs of Negative Thinking

The way to overcome negative thoughts and destructive emotions is to develop opposing, positive emotions that are stronger and more powerful. – Dalai Lama Life could be so much better for many people, if they would just spot their negative thinking habits and replace them with positive ones. Negative thinking, in all its many-splendored forms,

What Makes Us Happy?

by Joshua Wolf Shenk Is there a formula—some mix of love, work, and psychological adaptation—for a good life? For 72 years, researchers at Harvard have been examining this question, following 268 men who entered college in the late 1930s through war, career, marriage and divorce, parenthood and grandparenthood, and old age. Here, for the first

If today were the last day of your life…

Vedas, the ancient Indian scriptures, have described desires elaborately. There are two kinds of desires — one is fundamental desire, the other is topical desire. Topical desires arise in us more often than the fundamental desires. We like to eat sweets, watch movies, gossip with friends — these are topical desires. There are three types