Happiness Redefined … Five Qualities and Ten Questions



It is an illusion to think that more comfort means more happiness.

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.”

Storm Jameson

Operative words here include “deeply”, “simply”, “freely”, “risk”, and “needed”.  Here’s some questions to help you determine where you are at about all this:


How do you experience deep emotion?

Are you more comfortable with strong emotion or do you prefer a lighter existence?


What are the simplest things that provide enjoyment to you?

What are the small and transient joys in your life?  


How do you challenge your perspectives and worldview.

How comfortable are you with ambiguity and change?


Are you a “Bird in the Hand” or “Two in the Bush” kind of person?

Do you prefer the possible or the certain?


How comfortable are you with being needed by someone else?

How comfortable are you admitting you need to be needed?

Take your time formulating your responses … no rush.

Relaxing while I ponder my own questions in the Heartland ….



1 thought on “Happiness Redefined … Five Qualities and Ten Questions

  1. Oh these questions are solid food for thought; I like that! 🙂 I think these underlying questions are key in understand what true happiness really is. That way, we simply refocus, redefine it and stop chasing the illusion of happiness, but attain to the real thing, the simple and genuine things that never change! Thanks for sharing. All the best of success! 🙂


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