Hello my dear happiness nerds, happy New Year! I hope you had a good start into 2022, I know I did (with the love of my life and a few friends in a chalet in the Swiss Alps). I also started 2022 in the best way I know: By learning something new. In this case, […]Read More Perfection First, Then Change
Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! In the first part I told you in quite some detail how playing the sci-fi video role playing game Cyberpunk 2077 made me (re-)realize to my core that real life is immensely beautiful and rich—even compared to the jaw-dropping world of the game. In this post I want […]Read More What Cyberpunk 2077 Has Taught Me About Happiness (Part 2)
Hello my dear happiness nerds, happy New Year! I want to kick off 2021 with a follow-up to the post The Best Idea I’ve Ever Had. Not only was it the most-read article on my blog in 2020, but also has the idea behind it done a lot for my happiness 😊 If you haven’t […]Read More Do It Like This Guy!
Photo by Cris Trung on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! Those who have known me for a long time likely will be surprised about what they are going to read in this post. They know me as a rational person, a scientist and philosopher, somebody who tends to think too much. Thomas, […]Read More The Currency of Life
Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! The 2010s were packed with revolutions, atrocities, and wonders, which, based on the color of your lenses, may leave you hopeful or despaired. Here’s a list of the “best and worst” that happened in the 2010s: An earthquake in Haiti killed over 200,000 people The Arab Spring filled […]Read More The 2010s: A Decade in Review Focused on Your Happiness
Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! Today is World Mental Health Day and for this day I prepared something special (the WHO has, too). Let’s see how you’ll like it, it’s a first on The Happiness Nerd, and I’m a bit nervous (spoiler alert: it’s personal). We’ll get to it in a second, but […]Read More Exactly Where You Need to Be
To celebrate Mother Earth, this post includes some pictures of our beautiful home. I hope you fall in love with her like I do time and time again. I found all these lovely images on Unsplash (picture by Tim Swaan) Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! I’m returning from my summer hiatus with something […]Read More Finally a Generation with a Meaningful Task