I apologize for the time away: I was busy with another blog, but I have returned.

Here are some interesting ideas from the latest book I am reading, “Stumbling on Happiness” I expect to have a lot to say about this book in the next few days, but I’ve really just started.

“The things we do when we expect our lives to continue are naturally and properly different than things we do when we expect our lives to end.”

This says a lot for adversity breeding wisdom. Until you are forced to realize what is important, you really don’t have perspective, and with this realization, incentives change, people change.

“We spend most of the hours of today constructing tomorrows that might make our future selves happy.”

and I think that there is a fundamental difference between fulfillment and happiness, but I haven’t figured it out yet.

Suggested Citation:
Sochat, Vanessa. "Stumbling on Happiness." @vsoch (blog), 19 Aug 2007, https://vsoch.github.io/2007/stumbling-on-happiness/ (accessed 12 Jun 24).