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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happiness (Gordon Livingston, M.D.)

From the book Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart...

"The three components of happiness are something to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to."

Dr Livingstone goes on to say that the term "work" can encompass any activity, paid or unpaid, that gives us a feeling of personal significance.

He defines "love" as a state where the importance of someone else's needs and desires rises to the level of our own.  He goes on to note that true love requires us to become totally vulnerable to someone else.

Insightful stuff.

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