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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