Where Do Success & Happiness Come From?

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on May 1, 2019 - 6:54pm

"Everything is amazing, and nobody is happy" are words famously (it might be notoriously now depending on who you're asking) spoken by comedian Louis C.K in a late night talk interview with Conan O'Brien.

The context was how incredible it is to be able to fly in an airplane and how even 60 years ago if you wanted to travel across the country, it could take days or weeks, not a few hours.

C.K also alluded to the fact that you could get the internet now on an airplane (the interview is 2 years old when the internet was novel on flights) which prompted the man next to him to get upset because it wasn't as fast as he would have liked instead of being grateful and happy that this 'awesome' technology was possible.

Having the pleasure of being alive in 2019 is fantastic. The opportunities presented to us are outstanding and abundant. So, then, why aren't we happy? Why is mental illness still a thing? Why are young people full of nothing but potential taking their lives? Why is there more addiction?

The purpose of this podcast is to comment on what we believe to be a central idea to creating and achieving happiness. Yes, it's a complex topic, and we don't have to cover everything, but we share what we believe, and have experienced, to be one important idea.

Here Is What We Covered

  • The definition of happiness and success and why definitions and knowing your terms is essential to success. If you don't have a clear idea of what you want to achieve you'll never get.
  • What, in our personal experience, has to lead to our personal feelings of unhappiness, depression, and anxiety.
  • How we've achieved happiness and success in our lives.

Stuff From This Episode

Louis C.K.

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