If you want to be happy for the rest of your life: What Dirty Harry has to say about it.

When I was headmaster of a private school, back in the earlier days of my career, I used to engage in the fruitless task of semi-annual performance appraisals. (I have long since abandoned this management task). I would list four levels of development and competence which I had made into a chart. The lowest level … Read moreIf you want to be happy for the rest of your life: What Dirty Harry has to say about it.

How to be happy for the rest of your life – contentment

Some of us remember Mad Magazine (actually it is still in publication after 60 years) and its resident mascot Alfred E. Newman. He is most famous for his “What, me worry?” line, but he had another epithet that is less well-known but revealing nonetheless. He said: “Most people don’t know what they want, but they’re … Read moreHow to be happy for the rest of your life – contentment

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life – part 4 – play the cards you are dealt

“Each day is a special gift from God, and while life may not always be fair, you must never allow the pains, hurdles, and handicaps of the moment to poison your attitude and plans for yourself and your future. You can never win when you wear the ugly cloak of self-pity, and the sour sound … Read moreIf you want to be happy for the rest of your life – part 4 – play the cards you are dealt

Stuff to give up if you want to be happy

  Happiness is often found hidden inside baggage we are carrying but should have abandoned long ago. They are, to be corny, suitcases of sorrow we’ve packed for the trip and we keep stuffing things in them. Well, here’s my list of stuff you can leave by the side of the road. The illusion that … Read moreStuff to give up if you want to be happy