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
Photo by Sebastian Unrau on Unsplash.com 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 … Continue reading Exactly Where You Need to Be
Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)! Today I’m finishing up my mini-series on love. If you haven’t read the previous posts in the series, no worries, each post should work on its own. But, of course, knowing the other ones helps contextualizing this post, so here a little overview: In the first post, I … Continue reading How Much Love and Where to Find it?
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 you 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?