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  “Many people think that the point in life is to solve their problems and be happy.  But happiness is usually a fleeting sensation, and you never get rid of problems. Your purpose in life may be to become more

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New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! I’m posting this a day or so early as most of us, myself included, make resolutions on the New Year. I’m not normally a big fan of New Year resolutions, as while about 60% of us make

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The trouble with happiness

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Happiness is something we all pursue, especially over the Christmas season. The modern fount of all wisdom, Wikipedia, defines happiness as “a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy”.

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Blue Monday

The media tells us that ‘Blue Monday’, the third Monday of January, is the most depressing day of the year. The fact that this was originally proposed and popularised by a travel company back in 2005 causes me to take

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Just Say No!

Maybe I’m getting to be a grumpy old man, but I get irritated by the modernist urging to be positive. Think positive, be positive, say “YES!” to life. Excuse me, but NO! Positivity and ‘yes’ have their place, but my

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Limitations

I have limitations. They teach me. When I was young, I didn’t really think about limitations. You may remember the feeling of being immortal and indestructible – then along comes something and ‘bang!’ – you’re more Clarke Kent than Superman.

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