The Opposite of Happiness

Dear Friend,

Today as I drove around the Colorado Front Range and watched the other drivers on the road, it struck me how few look happy. You know what I mean. Whether they are yawning, fixing their hair, talking on the phone, singing along with the radio, or passing everything in sight, they all have that look.

It makes me wonder if I have that look.

Do you?

Have you ever thought about the opposite of happiness?

I got to thinking about that tonight. For so many years, I accepted the standard answer that the opposite of happiness is sadness. But, I think I agree with Timothy Ferriss who wrote this in his recent book, "The 4-Hour Workweek":

"Bear with me. What is the opposite of happiness? Sadness? No. ... The opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is -- here's the clincher -- boredom."

Now, that's an interesting thought, isn't it? I think there's a lot of truth to it, too. What about you? Most people I know are fighting boredom. Why else would so much that passes for entertainment have so many people watching or playing? Boredom.

And yet, so many feel that they don't have enough time. Where are you with that?

Today was a very full day for me. I've got a number of projects going on simultaneously, including some in other parts of the world. Plus, my writing and my personal coaching. I had a great call with Matthew Furey today (speaking of Matthew, you really should check out his
October seminar for breakthrough results:, and even messed around with computers for a testing project.

Lots of stuff. I wasn't bored. But at times I felt the tug. Did you feel that today? Or did you feel like your day was full of exactly what you want to be doing?

As my friend Weems Westfeldt says, life can be brilliant every day. We're alive and breathing. What a wonderful gift this all is.

Are you mastering life?

Let's go!


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