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Principles of Happiness

Here is the top level principles that I use.

  • I control myself, but cannot control others.
  • Managing emotions is essential to happiness.
  • An attitude of gratitude is the key to contentment.
  • Simplify the goal to focus on the important things.
  • Live in the moment, tomorrow is gone, the future is not yet.
  • Distinguish between needs and wants.
  • Generosity produces trust.


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