The Complexities of Interpreting the Events in our Lives

I am going to tell you up front; this is a trick question: Would you rather become paralyzed or win the lottery?

Now, how does each correlate to happiness?

  • Most people that are paralyzed return to their pre-accident happiness levels.  
  • 65% of lottery winners go bankrupt within 15 years and they have 4 times the average rate of divorce. 

I would not recommend that you invite accidents nor that you reject a jackpot.  However, if things are not always what they seem…  Why not choose to interpret them in a way that helps us thrive?

“For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”.- Shakespeare

If we cannot be certain what is good and what is ultimately bad, let’s decide today to stop judging and enjoy the ride.

For more on this topic:  Confident You Can Tell Good from Bad Circumstances? Don’t Be

Just my opinion.  What do you think?  Let me know in the comments.

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