Sunday, July 26, 2009

How to be Happy


Yes, happiness is a function of our expectations — or, as it has been said: “Happiness equals reality minus expectations.” Given that neat formulation, there are two ways to attack the problem: boost our reality or lower our expectations. Most of us choose the former. We’d rather stew in our misery than trim our expectations. Lowering our sights smacks us as a cop out, un-American. Better a nation of morose overachievers, we reason, than a land of happy slackers.

Lowered Expectations - Happy Days Blog -

Few suggestions to lower your expectations in Kuwait:

- Expect dusty weather everyday.

- Islamists in Parliament will succeed not only in segregating boys and girls in private schools but also in streets, shopping malls, at work and yes even in our homes!

- All men will be required to grow beards and trim their dishdasha and women should cover head to toe.

- The second subject of the constitution is amended to include the Taliban as source for legislation and the picture of Shaikh Abdullah Al-Salim receiving the constitution is replaced by Shaikh Mulla Omar receiving it from Shaikh Tabtabie and Shaikh Hayif.

- Oil prices down to $10 and we are back to pearl diving.

Now aren't you glad the above is not happening.. at least for now!


ZooZ "3grbgr" said...

imagining hayef in that picture is amazing

but what are ur suggestions to boost our reality??

MiYaFuSHi said...

Spoken like a true economist ;)