Tag Archives: happiness

Newsflash: You Should Be Happy!!!

Matt Ridley has written an entertaining book: The Rational Optimist, detailing all the ways in which life is great for rich people. (By rich people I mean the fraction of humans who make ≥5 figure salaries in $.) For example Louis … Continue reading

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What do you do if the type of person you attract—or are attracted to—isn’t the type of person who makes you happy? Asking for a past life.

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Department of Happiness Studies

I chose to go to university at the age of 18 because I thought heaps of useful knowledge was stored there. I thought to myself: Old people know a lot of stuff. I want to learn what they know. Because … Continue reading

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One way to think about quantum operators is as Questions that are asked of a quantum system. Identity operator = “Who are you?” Energy operator = “How much do you weigh?” “What is your spin along the z axis?” and … Continue reading

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I can afford to consume each of chocolate cheese tea/coffee fruit multiple times per week. I think that qualifies me as Pretty Goddam Lucky.

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Airplane passenger: It was the worst day of my life! First, we had to wait for twenty minutes! before they would let us board. And then, we had to sit on the runway for forty minutes! before they would let us take off!  Louis CK: Oh, really? … Continue reading

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The dairy man had a Ph. D. in mathematics, and he must have had some training in philosophy. He liked what he was doing and he didn’t want to be somewhere else — one of the very few contented people … Continue reading

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Bob Kenny says [great wealth] isn’t always worthy of envy, and is certainly not worth sacrificing one’s life to attain. “If … people … know that getting the $20 million or $200 million won’t necessarily bring them all that they’d … Continue reading

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Do [people] achieve the optimal allocation of [their] time…? My answer is no; people allocate a disproportionate amount of time to the pursuit of pecuniary rather than nonpecuniary objectives, as well as to “comfort” and positional goods, and shortchange goals … Continue reading

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Things money can’t buy

Money can’t make you a better writer. Money can’t buy imagination. Money can’t buy time.(At least, your lifetime only extends a little, from a large expenditure.)(Money plus knowing how to manage people can buy you someone else’s labour time. plus the ability to … Continue reading

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