Question: Are you more content with your life now than when you were younger? Answer: I would say yes, but the contentment I feel now (I am 53) and the contentment I felt in my twenties for example is hardly comparable. I could say that when I was younger my contentment was mostly quantitative, how … More Infinite Contentment Through Fulfilling Others
Question: Does the pursuit of pleasure give you a good life? Answer: Not until now. The more pleasures I tried to accumulate, grab for myself, the emptier, less satisfied I felt, feel myself. And judging by what I see around the world in others – the general emptiness, depression spreading like plague despite seemingly having … More Learning How To Receive Infinite Pleasures
Question: Can you become rich if you make 100k a year? Answer: It always depends on what we consider “being rich”. As the saying goes “rich is one who is happy with what one has”. It means that if we have enough to cover our modern, healthy, natural necessities for ourselves and for our family, … More Rich Is The Person Who Is Happy With What One Has
Question: What makes the rich happy and the poor frightened? Answer: First of all I am not sure about your statement. This might be true in Hollywood and in women magazines, but it does not seem to reflect true life. Do you see the “rich and famous” surrounded by their armed bodyguards, constantly worrying about … More Who Is Happier, The Poor Or The Rich?
Question: Is it possible to believe you can have everything but also live without ego? Answer: Well, yes and no. We can’t live without the ego as the ego is all we have. But we can learn how to live without using the ego, as if “rising above it”, working against it. Or as wise … More Having Everything Without The Ego
Question: What five tiny things make you extremely happy? Answer: Since “true happiness” is a unique, mutual emotional impression that is born in purposefully built, positive, selfless, mutually supportive and mutually complementing Human connections, those five things relate to building such connections: I find a special, purposeful, closed environment where I can practice building mutual … More 5 Steps To Build Connections That Lead To Happiness
Question: Based on what criteria sometimes we give up on things? Answer: We are basically very “simple” creatures, as all of our actions are based on an egocentric “pleasure/pain” calculation. We move, act either in order to receive more, greater pleasures for ourselves, or because we want to distance ourselves from expected or actual pain, … More To Give Up, Or Not To Give Up?!
Question: How do drugs ruin one’s life? Answer: It is a multi-faceted question. It is known many of the “drugs” that are used for “recreational use” are also used to treat intractable, intolerable physical pain, muscle spasm, anxiety, as it is widely publicized today marijuana for example might have plenty of useful medical applications. Maybe … More Drugs That Disconnect Is From Our Human Purpose
Question: What practical things can I do to be happy? Answer: In order to know what practical things to do for happiness, first we would need to know what “true happiness” is. Our problems is that usually we define “happiness” as something personal, that belongs to ourselves. This is why our whole life is a … More Practically Happy
Question: What are some hidden pleasures in life? Answer: We could say that we are not even scratching the surface when it comes to pleasures in life. While we are blindly chasing and fulfilling pleasures for our instinctive “animate” ( food, sex, family) and “social” (wealth, power, knowledge) desires, we are like children collecting little, … More The Pleasures Hidden In Serving Others