I know I have a bad (good?) habit of posting on Charisma on Command video after another, but hey, it's good content. This time, they take on happiness and echo some of the points I've made before, for example here and here. Namely, there is no "there" to get to. As I put it,
I've come to accept that we need to look at this from a more macro perspective. There will always be ebbs and flows in life. We should never plan on "getting there" because there is no "there" to get. We can always do better than we are now. Even Warren Buffet could make more money. Hell, Jeff Bezos has more than him.
Charlie from Charisma on Command lists a hierarchy of things that lead to happiness. At the bottom is "stuff" or even accomplishments I would add. These things are fleeting and not that important. His list is as follows, from least important to most:
The more we can focus on the higher level items (connect and appreciation) the happier we'll be. Ont he other hand, if we focus too much on stuff and experience, we'll limit that potential.
"Every day is a new life to the wise man."
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