Archive for April, 2012

Experience, Don’t Hoard!

Monday, April 30th, 2012

This article is an extract of chapter #8 in Karl Moore’s best-selling book, “The 18 Rules of Happiness”.

“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” – Walt Disney

We all dream of fast cars, expensive yachts and magnificent showcase homes.

But do these things really make us happy?

Research says – well, yes, actually. Let’s be honest. Anyone that says they’re happy while stone broke is probably lying. Having a little money behind you is always a great idea. Money makes things happen.

But even so, studies have shown that the happiness “created “by material goods is only ever temporary.

Happiness Is Only Ever Now

Monday, April 9th, 2012

This article is an extract of chapter #7 in Karl Moore’s best-selling book, “The 18 Rules of Happiness”.

“Few of us ever live in the present, we are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.” – Louis L’Armor

Some years ago, it was traditional in many British pubs to have an infamous sign hanging above the bar:

“Free Beer Tomorrow!”

It’s funny because, of course, “tomorrow” never comes.

But when you think about it, how many of us truly live our lives like that?

We spend so much time waiting to be happy in the future, or worrying about the past, that we forget to live in the moment. We fail to realize that happiness can only EVER be now.