The key to Happiness is to:
1) Connect with People
6) Recognition through connecting with people by teaching
Picture this as a circle.
I searched for the source of this wisdom I had learned.
It was none other than the ADD Doctor himself, Dr. Hallowell. By nature, successful adults with ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder - the H stands for Hyperactivity) are entrepreneurs, type A personalities and insomniacs. We also tend to be hyper-focused and have addiction problems - such as being addicted to Trulia.
Lets look at this Happiness Circle. I was miserable before I connected with you Rock Star Trulians and the grateful anonymous posters. I have a true connection with many of you now. I started playing on here by asking and answering questions. It was fun. Then I began to learn things: things that I didn't know, things that I had forgotten and things that I needed to research to find out. Then I started taking it more seriously. As sick of hearing the Realtor analogy to doctors and lawyers, it is true that these professions are "Practices." There is so much involved that you can never know it all. But to be happy, we strive to master our knowledge in our chosen professions. Fortunately for others, that is not enough. We then need recognition, i.e. thumbs up and thank yous. To accomplish this we must connecting with people. So we "give back." As I said earlier, there is no such thing as a selfish act.
The difference I see in the posts of selfish people verses those that are giving back is HAPPINESS.
I haven't read this book, but this came from Dr. Hallowell's website:
*CrazyBusy* Earns a Books for Better Life Award - in March, 2007 Dr. Hallowell's book, *CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked and About to Snap* earned honors in the prestigious Books for Better Life awards. This book is a great read if you want to learn about Dr. Hallowell's advice about how to make time for things that really count in this CrazyBusy world. CrazyBusy has also been recognized by OprahSelects book list and by the Seattle Post Intelligencer as one of the top 10 books of 2006.
MY PRIMARY OBJECTIVE IS A HAPPY WORLD.