Saturday, December 17, 2016

Isn't it always

Isn't it always a good day for a good day?  I recently finished reading what may be the best book I have read all year, "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck."  It is a book of modern popular psychology.  I kind of like that kind of book. A few points from the book.

Happiness is a choice. 

Life is pain and discomfort, you can choose the discomfort of sloth and poverty, or the discomfort of working and making a good living. You can choose the pain of being overweight, or the pain of being careful about your diet and spending hours at the gym each day (I have done both in my lifetime.)  

Unrealistic goals and expectations, make people feel like failures, who are really quite successful.  

People spend to much energy, being miserable, about things that are unimportant, or beyond their control.  

A key to happiness is learning to only give a fuck, about things that are within your control, and that really matter.  Ignore all the rest.  

What is your favorite book of the year? 


  1. I hadn't pondered the favorite book of mine this year. Yours sounds fabulous!

  2. I read 19 books. I suppose the one that was most remarkable was "Spoon River Anthology'. If you don't know it I recommend it very much.