Photo by Nick Grappone on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome back! You probably didn’t expect to hear from me again so soon, but I just heard something amazing that I wanted to share. It’s from a podcast, where Pete Holmes interviews Heidi Gardner. If you don’t know Pete Holmes you should definitely check … Continue reading A Little Nugget of Poetic Wisdom
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, … Continue reading The Currency of Life
Photo by Jay Castor on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! Sorry for the relatively long absence, I’ve been very busy with real-life deadlines. As this state of affairs will likely outlast this January, I’d thought I’d give you a little gem of a quote in the meantime (I’m also working on a … Continue reading A Difficult Lesson about Life
Photo by Geetanjal Khanna on Unsplash Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! It’s a grey autumn’s day here in Zurich. The blanket of clouds is so thick that it’s dark even at noon. And it’s raining non-stop. Everybody I know would call this weather ugly and depressing. I get it. The beautiful warmth of … Continue reading From Dark Clouds to the Beautiful Sound of Raindrops
Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! A few weeks ago, I started a mini-series on love, because it’s one of the most fundamental keys, if not the most fundamental key to a happy life. In the last post, I started discussing who and what to love, and I outlined a general principle to increase … Continue reading At the Love Buffet
Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! Recently, I started a mini-series on love by scrutinizing two lines from a Beatles song that most people would probably just accept as true “It’s easy. All yFou need is love.” While these eight words might already be a good enough guiding principle towards a happier life, I … Continue reading So Much Love, So Little Time
In 1967, during the Summer of Love, The Beatles sang “It’s easy. All you need is love.” I kind of agree, but for my taste they could have been a bit more specific. Love from whom or for what? And how much or how many? After all, different answers to these questions suggest radically different … Continue reading Love, Love, Love
This is probably the most pervasive question that has emerged during my journey towards happiness. How much of happiness really comes from within and how much of it comes from our current circumstances? Which aspect do we have more control over and which one is easier to change? Seasoned readers of philosophy might find this … Continue reading Change Yourself or Change the World?
Welcome to my blog, I’m Thomas, the happiness nerd, and I’m here to discuss my thoughts and experiences on my path to happiness. I’ve looked wide and deep, read a lot, discussed a lot, practiced some, and want to share with you what I’ve learned so far. In my content I’ll focus on scientifically sound … Continue reading Let’s Talk Happiness!