Whenever out and about and saw a driver that wasn’t kind to other drivers, I would often think the worst of them and get myself all worked up. I realized this wasn’t the best practice for me to have, I have no idea what is going on in their life or in their day. I started becoming that persons ally, that I found irritating and decided that I wanted the best for them. This released me from feelings of anger.
- Training myself to react to others will good will, rather than judgement is one way to give yourself happiness.
- When you embody the qualities that allow you to help people it becomes less about looking like a good person.
- Instead of getting irritated at people for various reasons, instead put yourself in their shoes and give yourself some happiness.
“Our intuitive happiness-seeking strategy is to try to steer external conditions such that they somewhat reliably produce happiness for us, if we’re lucky.”