You make your own happiness.
This is true most of the time because you can be relatively happy even under the seemingly worst economic, political, or social situations. You can laugh at almost anything that life throws at you and ultimately happiness is a state of mind which you should train yourself to control. Yes, some foods don’t taste good, your job may stress you out, you may be hopelessly unemployed, your relationships with people might be dismal, but you can still be happy that you are alive and there is almost always the possible optimistic hope that things can be improved.
Laughter is the best medicine.
An optimistic approach or a hearty laugh at unpleasant events or illness can go a long way towards wiring the brain into a healthier healing mode. This way depression or great unhappiness can sometimes be avoided. Sometimes fate is so bad that no amount of laughter will help, but that is reality.
Be careful what you find to be humorous.
Much humor has as its basis human weakness or imperfections that are laughed at. You have to be careful laughing at human stupidity, lack of punctuality, addiction problems, weakness for certain foods, weight problems, lack of beauty, etc. because you can wind up offending someone who may have that human weakness or imperfection. Nobody likes it when you laugh at a personal problem or weakness that they may have.
Worrying frequently never changes anything.
This just states the fact that worrying about a problem will not change anything unless action is taken to try and solve the problem. Sometimes too much worrying or getting tired of worrying is the motivation that is needed to start to do something about the problem.
Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words can break our hearts.
Broken bones can heal but sometimes hurtful words such as “I hate you” and “I don’t love you” can leave lasting unhealed emotional wounds from which recovery is sometimes not possible.
Anger or hate can be a useful motivating force.
Any intense emotion can be a motivating force. Intense emotion is often a sign that you like something very much or that you hate something very much. If you hate something very much and are angry then you may actually decide to do something about the situation or maybe avoid future encounters with the object of the hate.
Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone.
Most smart humans shy away from misery and generally like to be in the company of happy people rather than miserable ones.
Calm is more conductive to creativity than is anxiety
This is just an acknowledgment that creativity, which depends primarily upon thinking, is hampered when emotions interfere with a necessary clear creative thinking process.
Categorizing fear is calming
If you think about, realize, and verbalize what the source of your fear is then there is a considerable calming effect because the fear does not seem so irrational and without a cause.
The best cure for a short temper is a long walk.
This is just one of the ways that a short temper can be overcome. Another way is to take time out for a few minutes, many minutes, or to quickly get involved in a totally different activity which will calm down the immediate anger to some extent.
Drama frequently obscures the real issues
Another way of saying this is that emotions can often obscure the vital facts in an issue. When emotions take over, reason often leaves through the back door.
Being happy is important but not always priority number one.
Humans who are starving will quickly challenge the dominant importance of being just happy in life which is impossible on an empty stomach. Having relatively many happy moments in your life is somewhat important but working at a difficult or boring job may be a more important temporary necessity in your life than happiness.
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