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Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way by Dan Buettner
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“I wake up in the morning and I see that flower, with the dew on its petals, and at the way it's folding out, and it makes me happy, she said. It's important to focus on the things in the here and now, I think. In a month, the flower will be shriveled and you will miss its beauty if you don't make the effort to do it now. Your life, eventually, is the same way.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“Gratitude always comes into play; research shows that people are happier if they are grateful for the positive things in their lives, rather than worrying about what might be missing.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“Drink without getting drunk
Love without suffering jealousy
Eat without overindulging
Never argue
And once in a while, with great discretion, misbehave”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“In places where women have achieved gender equality, for instance, men tend to be happier than women. And in places where women are still not treated equally, women are often happier than men. Other studies have shown that, despite the popular belief that nobody wants to get older, most people actually get happier after a certain age.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“The more things for which you develop a fondness the richer the life you live.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“Genuinely happy people do not just sit around being content. They make things happen. They pursue new understandings, seek new achievements, and control their thoughts and feelings.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“A doctor may know more than a peasant, but a peasant and a doctor know more together.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
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“Materialistic people, that is, are seldom the happiest people because they want too much.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“If you’re around people who are more positive in general, you get more positive. On the other hand, when you’re unhappy and you’re bitching all the time, you’re not just affecting yourself, you’re affecting other people, too, and you’re also teaching them about how to act or not act.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“No one loves Denmark’s high marginal tax rate, but surveys show they tolerate it. As a result, everyone has health care, young people are nudged into education because it’s free, and all citizens have a safety net should they find themselves down on their luck or eager to find a job that better suits them.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“The true keys to happiness lie in changing the way we think and behave, seeking out experiences such as savoring a beautiful moment and taking a picture of it, thanking a friend, writing a gratitude journal, or performing random acts of kindness. Such habits add up to create an upward spiral that boosts happiness.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“There are people who will never be happy because they want too much of life. If they don’t get what they want, they don’t let themselves be happy. The trick is to work for contentment. Then happiness will follow.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“Unhappy Places According to World Values Surveys from 1995 to 2007, the 10 unhappiest places on Earth are: 1. Zimbabwe, 2. Armenia, 3. Moldova, 4. Belarus, 5. Ukraine, 6. Albania, 7. Iraq, 8. Bulgaria, 9. Georgia, 10. Russia.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way