When I am dying, I want to reflect on a full, rich life of love, service, fun, and courage. One that was as happy as possible. I want to say, "I'm satisfied," not "I wish." So bring on the funerals, and even the deviled eggs.
can't say I ever gave much thought to happiness. I come from a family where happiness was seen as an "extra," a kind of frill to life -- nice to have, but certainly not necessary and by no means paramount. Work was king. Suffering meant you were working hard. It made you worthy.
“Unfortunately stress has become a pandemic. It’s a global phenomenon,” Ben-Shahar said. “Stress levels are rising by the
Tal Ben-Shahar joins HuffPost Live to discuss the "stress pandemic."
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In his book, Tal Ben-Shahar describes the "arrival fallacy," the belief that when you arrive at a certain destination, you'll be happy. But arriving rarely makes you as happy as you expect.