The Happiness Project

A chronicle of my attempts to test-drive every tip, principle and scientific study that promotes happiness

"Do Not Spoil What You Have By Desiring What You Have Not..."

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.

Epicurus

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.”
--Epicurus

* I'm a longtime fan of Ben Casnocha's blog, but I just discovered his Business Rules of Thumb Wiki. This is a wonderful compilation of rules -- what I call, in my own terminology "true rules" and "Secrets of Adulthood." It's a fantastic, thoughtful list.

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Gretchen Rubin is the author of The Happiness Project, a book and a blog about her adventures learning to be happier.

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