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"10 Rules That Will Make You Have a Happier Day"

Updated on June 8, 2012

A change of trades will make you happy

I'd bet that his gentleman has never had a sad day in his life.
I'd bet that his gentleman has never had a sad day in his life.

Other FREE ways to make yourself happy

GO BAREFOOT.
GO BAREFOOT.
GO WITHOUT YOUR CELL PHONE FOR A WEEK.
GO WITHOUT YOUR CELL PHONE FOR A WEEK.
MAKE FUNNY FACES AT PEOPLE.
MAKE FUNNY FACES AT PEOPLE.
BE NICE TO RODENTS ONE DAY.
BE NICE TO RODENTS ONE DAY.
EAT ODD-NUMBER OF PANCAKES.
EAT ODD-NUMBER OF PANCAKES.
READ THE MENU IN CHINESE.
READ THE MENU IN CHINESE.
SIT ALL DAY AND THINK. JUST THINK.
SIT ALL DAY AND THINK. JUST THINK.
WEAR YOUR BIKINI TO WORK.
WEAR YOUR BIKINI TO WORK.

I happen to be watching an installment of CNN last week and the girl host was talking about a sad subject: Over 10 billion, that's right, 10 billion dollars are spent annually by people seeking professional help for them to just be happy.

10 billion dollars. Wow. That's a lot of rich therapists. And while I agree that therapists, psychologists are much-needed practices, I still believe that we as intelligent human beings can help each other to be happy if we only put our minds to it.

Think about it. Think about the number of people with elevated IQ's are graduated each year from Harvard, Yale, Brown University and M.I.T. and then ask yourself, "with all these smart people, why can't "they" solve this national problem of people not being happy?" That's what I would think about. Because I make sense.

Sadly, these men and women with super-minds, are only goal-oriented on their careers, and what they can contribute to our society via the medicinal, scientific, or social sectors. That's great. America needs more "deep-thinkers" this day and time to face the issues that our country is dealing with.

I mean, if I had the time, "I" would attend college and do my part of the "deep-thinking," but until that time, I have found out that this personal list of "10 Rules to Help You to Be Happy" will have to do for now.

Don't scoff. Albert Einstein had his doubters, and look where he ended up.

To repeat, if you are taking notes, "10 Rules to Help You to Be Happy"

TAKE UP A NEW TRADE for instance, a snake charmer. Talk about being the "life of the party," or the hit at your high school or college reunion. This is it. The answer. And with all of the cudo's and accolades, you won't have an excuse not to be happy.

DUMPSTER FUN can be your ticket to instant happiness. Just purchase a nice-looking mannequin and place "him" or "her" into a dumpster with half of their body hanging out. Hide and video the looks on people's faces as they stop and say, "you alright? You need some help?" What fun. What a happy time you will have.

GO BAREFOOT all day. Even to church. What a reaction you will get from your fellow parishioners. Even your minister may be tempted to ask if you have lost your shoes. Be firm and not burst into laughter. This one thing can give you hours of talking to your friends and sharing some good laughs too.

DO WITHOUT your cellphone for a week. Can you do that, or are you that dependant on your cell? If you can go without your cell for seven days, you might discover all the things you haven't seen or heard while you were tied-up on the phone listening to someone blab about subjects that put you to sleep.

MAKE FACES at people. Great idea to make you happy. And babies get away with it, so why can't you? So what if the person you make a face at calls the cops? What will they charge you with, "public ugliness"?

BE NICE TO RODENTS for one day. Feed them their favorite foods that you keep in your cupboard. What a warm, happy feeling you will get from helping these lowly-creatures, that may be nice to you in return and not wear your suits anymore when you are out.

ONLY EAT an odd-number of pancakes. I know it sounds weird, but it really works. If you are accustomed to eating six pancakes, make it five. I cannot tell you how this works, but it works.

LEARN CHINESE and the next time you dine with friends, read the menu to them in your new tongue. Talk about surprised looks. You will not only be happy that you can now speak Chinese, but be the envy of everyone in the cafe who only speak English.

THINK FOR ONE DAY all day long. Do not get up, well maybe to use the rest room, but for the most part. Do nothing but think. And sit in a well-traveled public venue. Happiness will roll all over you as you think about things that you wouldn't normally allow to cross your mind. This might even make you a better person.

WEAR YOUR BIKINI to work. Of course, this is for women. What can your male bosses do, but ask you to go home and change? You will be more empowered than ever and always known in your office as, "the hot number in accounting who wore her black bikini to work." And I have a sneaking suspicion that your social life will begin to change for the better.

Oh, I am so sorry. I have one more rule that will make you delirious with joy and happiness . . .

READ every hub published by Kenneth Avery.

Case closed.

Fooling people in a nice way

will give you the happiness that you have needed for so long.
will give you the happiness that you have needed for so long.

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    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dearest Susan,

      thanks so much for ALL of your kind remarks. YOU make my day a LOT brighter. And all this talk of Speed-O's and bikini's makes me long for a week's vacation in Joe Wheeler State Park below Athens, Alabama. Oh, by the way, we are going there July 15-20 with our grandkids. A week away from Hubs . . .and I dont own a laptop . . . .YIIIKES!!!!

      Kenneth

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      Kenneth Avery 

      6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      AtHomeHeather, a catchy name,

      Thanks for your sweet comments. I do hope that this hub was a help to you because if it's one thing I love, it's to help people be happier. Being in a rut can be fatal. Just ask the snake who was in one.

      Kenneth

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      Sueswan 

      6 years ago

      Dearest Kenneth,

      Seeing the CEO of the company I work for in a speedo would not be a pretty sight. lol

      I would not be happy to wear a bikini to work but maybe some of the men at work would be happy to see me in it. ;-) That is what I meant by saying I think the men would get more of a happy benefit.

      A blessed day to you my friend.

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      Heather 

      6 years ago from PA

      So funny I am having a hard time typing this through my laughter. I will be starting to follow the final rule from now on. Thank you for brightening my day!

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dearest Susan,

      Thanks so much for this and every single comment you have ever given me. I appreciate you so much. And that one about the bikini, it was FOR THE GIRLS TO WEAR THE BIKINIS, not guys. Can you see the CEO of your company in a speed-o? Think about it. Sure the guys would go nuts for girls in the office to be in a bikini, but soon their pleasure would be over for if the boss were a lady, she would point the way home. Right?

      Thanks too, for your votes.

      You have a blessed day.

      Kenneth

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      Sueswan 

      6 years ago

      Dearest Kenneth,

      "READ every hub published by Kenneth Avery." LOL That goes without saying.

      So wearing a bikini to work is for the women? I think the men would get more of a happy benefit. ;-)

      Have a good evening. :)

      Voted up up and away!

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, Dear Mary615,

      Thank you very much. That makes me smile knowing that I make you laugh. Mission accomplished is what I say outloud when I read one of your comments that tell me that YOU laughed at what I wrote.

      Hope you have a wonderful day.

      Kenneth

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      Kenneth Avery 

      6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, starmom,

      Glad to meet you. And to say "thanks," for your sweet comment on my hub. I invite YOU and Mr. Happy, to be one of my followers if you arent already. This way, I could keep up with what all you are doing. And thanks again for being so nice.

      Kenneth

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      Kenneth Avery 

      6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Mr. Happy,

      Thank you, from my heart, for commenting on my hub. I apppreciate your title. And your line, "Im happy for free." Way to go, friend. We could set up street-corner free clinics in L.A., N.Y. and Portland, and help people to be happy on their own, but we would accept donations. But no chickens or turnips.

      Kenneth

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      Kenneth Avery 

      6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, rahul,

      Thanks a million, friend, for your observation of this hub and its advice. But I advise being careful and cautious about RULE 12 . . .some of my hubs can force you to think before acting. Im talking about my few abstract/prose poem offerings. Those confuse even me.

      Kenneth

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      Kenneth Avery 

      6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear catgypsy,

      Thanks so much, DEAR friend, for what you said in your comment. I feel better now. Even if the sun isnt shining. You just gave me a ray of happiness.

      Kenneth :)

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      Kenneth Avery 

      6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, Angela,

      (Each time I see your photo, I instantly think of a fashion model or a fashion model magazine powerful editor) okay now. Thanks for YOUR liking this hub. And funny was what I was aiming for. Hope you laughed some. Otherwise, I would have to start writing "real" hubs about "real" things such as how many man-hours did it take for ancient Egyptians to built the pyramids?

      Hmmm. Nope. Too much thinking involved.

      Visit with me often, Angela.

      Kenneth

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      Kenneth Avery 

      6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, algarveview,

      Thanks, my friend, for taking time to leave me your nice comment. I appreciate it very much. Comments such as yours makes me want to do more and more to help mankind with their various social problems. For FREE.

      You have a great Monday. If possible.

      Kenneth

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      I don't know about some of these things, Kenneth, but I'll try and do the last one: read your Hubs! I'll sure try to do that one cause you make me laugh!

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      Starmom41 

      6 years ago

      Right on- totally cool hub!!!!

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      Mr. Happy 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      "10 billion dollars are spent annually by people seeking professional help for them to just be happy" - Ohh wow ... I'm happy for free. Chosing my state of mind does not cost money in my world.

      "READ every hub published by Kenneth Avery" - LOL Here I had to scroll-up to check the name of the author. As I thought. : )

      Fun write, cheers!

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I seriously abide by the last rule Kenneth..

      Brilliant hub yet again..

      The master of the laugh riots

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      catgypsy 

      6 years ago from the South

      Kenneth, you always crack me up! I like the making faces at people! And one of MY favorite ways to be happy is to read your hubs...laughter is the best medicine!

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      Angela Brummer 

      6 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Oh my... This is funny!

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      Joana e Bruno 

      6 years ago from Algarve, Portugal

      Hello, Kenneth, you sure put a smile on my face, so rule nr. 11 is working... But anyway I think you are quite right, it shouldn't be so hard being happy, I mean, what do we really need?... Voted up, funny and sharing! Stay well!

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