As a little girl, fairytales and Disney movies taught me happiness is all that really matters. Apparently, the Dalai Lama seems to agree. He once famously said, "The purpose of our lives is to be happy." However, I cannot help but wonder how many of us actually achieve this purpose.
As I wonder, I start to realize that some of us do accomplish happiness, and this select group of people does so much easier than others. It is not because their lives are simplybetter. Rather, it appears to be an attitudinal difference. The happiest people see the same world and the same events in an entirely different light. The unhappiest people tend to be susceptible to thoughts and behaviors that reinforce their own negativity. READ MORE >>