Prepare To Live With Happiness

Essays and themes in this section offer some final words of advice on creating sustainable happiness and a satisfying life experience.

Got happiness?


14-2003-0829-rollerneckIf you want what you cannot have (and therefore don’t want what you can have), then create want, by first creating a belief that you cannot have what you already do have.

Mark my words.


14-nightlinkrail-timetableThe next big thing will be unfriendly, but catchy.

Creation #4.


Eric Scott Day For Night selfie
Feel this deliberately:

“I am going to feel truly
pissed off now.

For 10 minutes.”

“How does that feel?”



14-2003-0511-eric-scott-day-for-night-floor-06The phone ringing throws me into a brief panic.

In a work day, there’s simply too many sales calls incoming to risk the gamble of ending up on the phone talking to a wasteful stranger, and not to have it be a one-sided call you’d otherwise prefer to hang up on.

“It’s someone who wants something from me. They already have their spiel worked out. And they’re banking upon having the advantage of preparation, hoping I won’t be quick enough to say no.”

“I hate to disappoint people. That’s always discouraging; to know you produced a deliberate “non”-result. It’s two-fold.”

“This person probably knows this intuitively, about the nature of all people, and knows already how hard this will be for me. That is part of their hidden advantage — it’s the guilt.”

“If I don’t answer it, and they don’t leave a message, then that is all the confirmation I need, and my theory must have been correct.”

Is my panic of answering the telephone, simply a resistance to discouragement?