Wednesday, March 20, 2013

International Day Of Happiness


Today 20 March, is the International Day of Happiness.

Someone asked this question:

Are you happy? What makes you feel good? What makes you happy?

And this was my answer:

Happiness is a state of mind. Many people mistakenly think that only when they have the things they desire, then they can be happy. This type of happiness is a very shallow feeling because they depend on certain desires being met in order to be happy. Once they got the things, their happiness begins to subside. It is just like the law of diminishing returns. These things cannot give us sustained happiness. Then the search for happiness starts again, a vicious cycle. 

I try to maintain a mental state of happiness, without depending on external conditions. Of course if external conditions are favorable, it is easier for me to remain happy. The challenge is to remain happy without seeking external conditions, without depending on them. 

Here is the most important message about happiness. One's health status is dependent on one's mental condition. A state of real mental happiness will strengthen one's immune system, and help one to remain healthy. If one is always unhappy, one is prone to get sick.

So be happy without condition.

Read about International Day Of Happiness @ Wikipedia

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Naked Boat Pullers Of China

Have you read about the naked boat pullers of China alon a stretch of the great Yangtze River?  Or maybe you have watched on video or even have personally visited the place and taken a ride on one of those little boats navigating by the side of bare cliffs with hanging coffins.

To read more on this interesting and fascinating adventure, please go to my article in Hubpages

In the meantime enjoy the video below.  It is in the Cantonese dialect.


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