Much unhappiness in the world could be remedied with an antidote so effective it should be distributed over the counter at no charge. People often live self-absorbed lives, regretting yesterday’s failures, stressing over today’s burdens, and fearing tomorrow’s afflictions.
The late American comedian Joe E. Lewis said, “Money doesn’t buy happiness but it calms the nerves.” Most people appreciate his honesty concerning financial pressure. We all face the responsibility to make a living, pay the bills, and put food on the table.
Some people think they can eliminate foul language from their life just by resisting the urge to cuss or tell dirty jokes. While such steps can certainly be a good place to start, the heart of the issue is to speak constructively.
Most of us become nostalgic occasionally. We look back on our younger years and remember a period when our obligations were few, our bodies were strong, our judgment was immature, and our free time was plentiful.
In 1882, a British scientist by the name of Herbert Spencer drew wide acclaim by identifying the five manifestations of all existence: time, force, action, space, and matter. He was lauded by the scientific community for his contribution.