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Happiness Isn't What We Think It Is

October 06, 2021 Shubh
Little Wisdom
Happiness Isn't What We Think It Is
Show Notes

Today, I share what I learned in Nepal 11 years ago, especially about happiness. We look at the book The Art of Happiness and what the Dalai Lama has to say about happiness and pleasure. If you’re in for a personal story, you’re in the right place. Get settled and here we go. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Happiness and pleasure are not the same thing - but we confuse them to be
  • The Art of Happiness by the 14th Dalai Lama and psychiatrist Howard Cutler 
  • What living in the moment looks like for children in Nepal’s village 
  • The hesitation to feel happy, feel vulnerable or share honest emotions 
  • Little Big Dreams - inspiring change for children 

Quotes of Wisdom:

  • “The purpose of our lives is to seek happiness.”
  • “Happiness is not pleasure.”
  • “It’s so ironic - we all went to the school to teach the children, and they taught us important life lessons and happiness instead.”
  • “One small drop starts a ripple, one seed holds a tree within and one mosquito can ruin your sleep.”
  • “And if our society is indeed more knowledgeable or more civilised as we say, then why are so many people so unhappy?”

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