Felicidad, Part Deux
Besides immortality in love (whether virtual, or in the real-world)...
(from saving our genetic code, and teleportation, etc.!)
(meeting the right person, going to heaven...)
a more realistic programme-
1.friendship, family, dating, volunteering, a fun job, being social
(and caring for animals; pets!)
2.sexually active; delicious/nutritious (vegetarian?) meals
(good food, and the occasional ben n jerry's)
(home cooked, restaurants, picnics, dinner parties, potluck)
3.enough sleep, naps, relaxation, meditation, doing nothing
4.money (translates into happiness only partially/imperfectly)
5.watching tv/videos/movies, going out to the movies
(ted, youtube, netflix, mooc's -e.g. oyc (yale)/coursera)
6.listening to the radio, pandora, itunes, cd's; live music.
(music, comedy, audiobooks, philosophy talk, joe frank)
7.reading (books, magazines, newspapers) library/online
(google, wikipedia, email, blogs, J!, joke archive, onion, etc.)
(learn to speed-read, improve comprehension/vocabulary)
8.meds, drugs, pharmaceuticals, medicine, medication
(3 factors: right drug/prescription, dosage, frequency)
(doctor-mediated, or self-medicating)(be careful!)
9.exercise, endorphins, "better than sex" -schwarzenegger
(daily maintenance, or -ideally- improvement); stretching.
(walking, marathon, swimming, yoga, bodybuilding)
(look good, feel good!)
10.lifelong learning, education, teaching, writing, research
discover and go
garage sales, flea markets, thrift stores
arts and crafts; origami, basketry, woodcarving, metalwork,
ceramics, pottery, drawing, painting, watercolors, sculpture
mastery, polymath, scholar-athlete, renaissance man
different jobs, roles, activities, projects
build things (e.g. kit car, fence windmills, a new invention)
start a business
write a book, blog, journal
hiking, camping, getting out into Nature
go horseback riding, trail ride
scuba, snorkel, surf
hot air balloon
hot shower, hot tub
parades, state fairs, festivals
climb a tree. go climb a rock. go fly a kite.
travel, learn languages, experience culture-shock
learn to play an instrument
opera, ballet, theater
go out dancing
stand-up comedy, humor, laughter
play/watch sports (e.g. lawn bowling, horseshoes, pingpong)
play games, videogames
learn martial arts, self-defense, e.g. aikido
spiritually active in diverse communities
achieving personal goals
overcome suffering, achieve bliss
being happy, for any and no reason at all.
finishing reading all my book lists (!)
curious, engaged, disciplined, motivated, dedicated
-success is personal, defined by everyone for themselves (or should be)
-making a "bucket list" isn't a bad idea
-personally, competition and winning aren't my focus.
i see the light!:
-if life is but a dream, you may have to wake yourself up from the nightmare.
-enlightenment is possible, even in darkness
(perhaps even especially in darkness)
-God is much more than a garage door, lol.
-hm, I just noticed 'sanity' has 'saint' in it.
12. Virtue (a component of happiness)
(unless, for you, "happiness is a warm gun")
for me anyway, for example, virtue includes:
you are trustworthy, honest, sincere
(not manipulative, cynical, and post-truthiness)
virtue imparts self-respect.
(i.e. making the world a better place, development)
compassion, mercy, kindness (seeing others as equals)
faith, hope, love ("the greatest of these is love")
(i myself do not respect faith that is blind, or irrational)
charity (unless you're an Objectivist)
equanimity does not mean you shouldn't be an Activist, imho
gratitude, positivity, cheer
safety, security, contentment, joy
health, peace, prosperity
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