Friday, March 30, 2012

Who's Happy?

Dennis Prager is a radio host who has written and lectured extensively on the subject of "happiness". In a recent column he talks about who the people who are most happy with their lives. He lists eleven traits of genuinely happy people and writes a sentence or two of explanation of each. Here's his list:
Happy people are people who:
  • control themselves.
  • are given little and earn what they have.
  • do not see themselves or their group as victims.
  • rarely complain.
  • have close friends.
  • are in a good marriage.
  • act happy.
  • aren't envious.
  • don't have high self-esteem.
  • have few expectations.
  • are grateful.
It really is worthwhile to go to the link and read Prager's discussion of these. He packs a lot of wisdom into just a few sentences.