Posts Tagged ‘happiness’

Two Years of Joy, Happiness, and Growth

Hussain presenting a session

Today, I complete two years at Axelerant. TL;DR, it has been an awesome journey. Actually, that is quite an understatement as it does not fully describe the change in my professional growth during my time here. Apart from many things, I reflect that this is the longest time yet I have worked in an organization (not counting freelancing, obviously.) You can see why it is a special feeling for me to be here.

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The best of times is now

The best of times is now.Oprah Winfrey

Have a great day and week. We will be in the year 2011 by the time I put my next quote here. I hope you had a fun 2010 and wishing the best for 2011. Another thing: Like the quote says, the best of your times is still on. Enjoy!

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To be content with little is hard…

To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Haven’t you noticed a person with a low-end or mid-end mobile phone is usually satisfied and is content for months or even years; however, someone with a high-end phone is constantly switching phones. Similarly, someone living in a small apartment is content with the second floor flat and its limited balconies but someone in a bungalow always wants a bigger garden or a second garage. You can see it everywhere clearly once you start looking.

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The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase…

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.C.P. Snow

It might as well be that Chris Gardner was finally happy with the job and founding of his own multi-million dollar brokerage firm; however, stories like these are a rarity. It needs a person who knows what he wants and can concentrate on his goal without being side-tracked into other pursuits. Next, when he reaches where he wanted to be, he knows that he has to live in the moment and start to concentrate on things that are essential to his happiness (family, friends, etc…)

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Ask yourself whether you are happy…

Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.John Stuart Mill

Wikipedia defines happiness as “a state of mind or feeling characterised by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure or joy.” Each of these concepts is hard to measure or quantify to provide a meaningful quantity to happiness. Consequently, when one asks whether he is happy, he finds it difficult to quantify these concepts to present as answer.

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