Naval on Happiness

My favorite quotes on happiness from Naval –

  • “The first step towards increasing the level of happiness in your life is realizing that you can.”
  • “Money doesn’t buy happiness – it buys freedom.”
  • “Money does buy happiness, if you earned it.”
  • “Two kinds of happiness. Worldly happiness is reward from our evolutionary program. Get praise, money, drugs, sex. It busies the mind with craving & anxiety. Internal happiness is reward from being in flow. Create, meditate, love, play. It clears the mind & leaves us in peace.”
  • “Maybe happiness is not something you inherit, or even choose, but a highly personal skill that can be learned, like fitness or nutrition.”
  • “Happiness is what remains when you have no more desires. So if you desire all of those things, then they become prerequisites for happiness.”
  • “Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want. The pursuit of happiness is one such desire.”

Thanks for reading. I am Shikhil Vyas, a technical content writer and blogger. Subscribe to my bi-monthly newsletter, Simpler Sundays, to get a dose of relaxed reading delivered directly to your inbox.

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