Socrates was the original philosopher credited with saying; “all things in moderation”. The Bible has a similar reference. This age-old adage has been passed down through millennia. It’s arguably the most useful piece of advice for happiness ever conceived. Extreme behavior is often the way we mask feelings of inferiority, and it rarely has the effect we’re seeking. The United States is known around the first world as being “success obsessed”, and I think thats a fair criticism. (or compliment?) There’s no denying that our obsession has lead to innovation, invention and prosperity. The evidence supports the claim. But, has this extreme wealth made us any happier than less ambitious cultures? The data says no, at least not in the macro. That begs the question, “is there a better way?” Is the good life about success and riches, or is there something deeper many of us are missing? Maybe moderation in all things, including success, is that for which we should be striving. Watch this short video and I’ll look forward to your comments on this life-altering idea. #personaldevelopment #mentaltoughness #mentalhealth #ipdar
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.