Dissatisfaction

Our Happiness Dilemma, Part 2: Embracing the 8 Worldly Winds

In part 1 of this blog, I explored our Happiness dilemma by using three recent data points: an interview with the U.S. Surgeon General, a newly published book, Anxious Generation, and the Annual World Happiness Report.

Using some of these insights, I explored how and what we consume with smartphones and social media contributes to our happiness dilemma.

In this post, I focus on how we might rethink “happiness” and cultivate the mind of satisfaction.

A Whole View

Much of our dilemma surrounding happiness DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2024-05-14T08:58:00-04:00April 22nd, 2024|Blog|0 Comments

Our Happiness Dilemma, Part 1: The Rot Undermining Our Satisfaction

Our obsession with happiness leads us to seek out elixirs and excitement, often undermining the happiness we seek to attain. Given that we enshrine a pillar of our Constitution to the Pursuit of Happiness, it is curious that we’ve slid to number 23 in this year’s Annual World Happiness Report.

In previous years (2017, 2018), I’ve focused on structural and social issues and tensions that point to security and social cohesion gaps that might keep the U.S. out of the top 10.

Last year, I highlighted DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2024-04-23T16:43:18-04:00April 8th, 2024|Blog|0 Comments

Becoming “Enough” to Create Satisfaction

The annual World Happiness Report has ranked nations on an international happiness index since 2011.

Published last month, the 2023 report ranks Finland as the happiest country in the world—for the sixth consecutive year!

Many opinions exist, but if you ask Finns why they are happy, you’ll discover some pretty basic insights that begin with a sense of satisfaction.

What Is Satisfaction?

Satisfaction can be elusive. Its origin in Latin is satis (enough) and facio (to make, do, create). And to satisfy means to do enough. Thus, enough action.

Here, “enough” implies any action or situation that DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2023-06-20T14:31:11-04:00May 16th, 2023|Blog|0 Comments
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