Why Work is a Component of Happiness

Eternal sunshine..

It wasn’t too many years ago I thought the answer to happiness was eternal beach bumming.  Without responsibility, without care.. Without purpose.

I used to think constant work, whether for yourself or – especially – for someone else was modern slavery.  I bought into the meme ‘your life is more than work and bills’.


I’m not so sure anymore.

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Value: You’re Only As Good As What You Can Do For Others

A lack of value..

3:42pm – Thursday, January 19, 2017.  Classroom on the 3rd floor of my school in Gwangju, South Korea.


I can feel the blood volume increasing in my head and my temple throbs from stress.  I could probably hear the throbbing if it wasn’t for the cumulative screaming of 6 children.


Sometimes they pay me the morsel of respect by acknowledging me when I direct my voice, gaze and hand gestures at them.  Sometimes they don’t.


Whether it’s from a genuine lack of understanding or an utter lack of care.  I’ll probably never know.

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Flow and the Search for Fulfillment

The search for fulfillment..

What do you want to do with your life?

How do you define a happy and successful life?

These are some big questions.  They are familiar questions, too.  No doubt you’ve inquired the answers from another person, probably been interrogated yourself, and most likely rolled around in bed until 3am trying to solve these personal mysteries.

They are important questions.

For every time these questions have been asked, there’s 10 different answers that’ve been given.

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