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