Miranda will be the first to tell you that you are not the only person reading this. I have been a long-time reader of The Happiness Project (a blog published monthly) and The Happiness Industry (a monthly magazine) for more than ten years now. I find that reading these blogs and magazines and books makes me feel very connected to the world around me. I love that these people care about the world they live in.
I love that you are reading them. I love that you’re doing it.
I know that I’m not the only person looking to read about the Happiness Industry. I’ve been on a quest to learn more about the Happiness Industry and what it means to me. I’ve been trying since I was about 17 to get my hands on a book called The Happiness Industry that was just published by Penguin. I have read all the books that Penguin has published and all the ones I can find on Amazon.
I first heard about the Happiness Industry back in 1994. I was at an art exhibit in a new town I was living in called L.A. I was there with my friend. An interesting woman came up to us and started talking about the Happiness Industry. She told us that she was just a normal person like you and me. She had a house in Oregon and she was so happy that she had a job in the Happiness Industry.
I remember this woman very well because I saw her again today at a conference. I met her on the same day that I met you. She was my first meeting with Penguin. She was so happy and I was so happy. We met for the first time at the same conference. She was standing beside me as I got into my car.
You, on the other hand, were at the conference having a conversation with a woman I had just met about the Happiness Industry.
That’s about the opposite of my experience. I like having a job, I like being in a good relationship. But I hate wasting time. I hate being stuck in traffic and waiting. I can’t wait to see my friends. I want to make more of my life. I want to do things that I’ve never done before. I want to make more of a difference in the world. So in that regard I’m very happy that I’m in a job.
I mean, I’m sure he’s a good person, but I just can’t believe that he’s not here to make a difference.
I think most people probably feel like that, but if you’re thinking of leaving a job, then you’re probably also thinking of changing your life. I’m not going to pretend to be a world-class therapist, but the idea of making a difference in the world can be a very powerful thing.
I started off as a lawyer. I wanted to change the world, and became one of the early champions of the idea. I realized that a lot of people are not going to change their own lives, but to take action on issues such as poverty, education, and health can change the world.