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Three Life Paths

University of Pennsylvania psychologist Martin Seligman categorised hundreds of people into three groups based on how they pursued happiness: The Pleasant Life: People in pursuit of the Pleasant Life seek happiness by looking for pleasure. They are good at savouring the moment and making their pleasures last. The Engaged Life: People in pursuit of the […]

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3 key words for better Friendships… and Happiness…

Happy People share one characteristic in common. There are many different approaches to happiness, and many varied approaches… but there is one vital ingredient. It is very hard to find someone who is happy who doesn’t have strong, quality friendships and a satisfying romantic relationship. (Even imaginary friends help. Children with imaginary friends are more […]

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The Wrong Thing to Live for

Imagine looking back at the age of 75 and realising that you chose the wrong thing to live for?  Realising that all those years of work and sacrifice were for something that you now do not value? Living to Please Elizabeth Over at the excellent Art of Manliness blog there is a recent post about Walter Raleigh. […]

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Happiness = The Quality of Your Relationships

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. What is the Most Important Aspect of a Happy Life? It is the quality and depth of your relationships that make all the difference…  to […]

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Imagination defines humanity

It is imagination that makes humans unique in nature. Genetically we differ 2% from chimpanzees and 3% from worms. It is not our genes that have us living in penthouses and connecting on facebook. Our difference is the human cortex, the layer of brain that is most highly developed in humans.  The cortex is where […]

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Are Business and Society always in Conflict?

Communities are Conservative, Business is Progressive There is an inherent conflict between communities and companies.  Communities (family, neighbourhood, tradition) try to maintain stability.  Companies are driven by the nature of the capitalism market system to innovate and change. (See Schumpeter’s “creative destruction” on wikipedia) . Stability vs Destruction Companies close their factories and replace deeply experienced craft […]

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