Friedman points out in his NYT article that our earth is under considerable pressure http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/opinion/08friedman.html It is a sad reflection in a muddy pond. If we think about all of the nonsense we deal with based on the perception that happiness has to do with wealth. Interesting old paper here http://charleskenny.blogs.com/weblog/files/hapgro.pdf .
But really, look at what we sacrifice in the name of wealth and for what? BPA in our food, toxic chemicals in our fruit and veggies and the government is concerned with if I am wearing my seat belt. All of these are really about dollars for someone which in someway should make various groups wealthy which … creates happiness? I can write on this for days but I will keep it short and sweet, we are taxing our world and our bodies and our being. We are wrapped up in the minutia of the day to day craziness. Most of us require purpose in our lives, we want to make a difference in some way and we want what we perceive to be success.
Ask yourself this question.. what makes you happy? Why aren’t you doing that? It isn’t easy, but we can’t give up. Our future depends on our understanding of what truly makes us happy and how we can help others.
Think about it.