Are there really secrets to being a successful adult? I was browsing through a blog today called The Happiness Project.
It's an interesting read - with different ideas about what makes people happy. The author spent a year collecting and living different happiness theories and then telling whether she found them valid or not. Here's one section that I found random, whimsical, and, you know, mostly true:
Secrets of Adulthood.
- Try not to let yourself get too hungry.
- Even if you think they are fake holidays, it's nice to celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day.
- If you can't find something, clean up.
- The days are long, but the years are short.
- Someplace, keep an empty shelf.
- Turning the computer on and off a few times often fixes a glitch.
- It's okay to ask for help.
- You can choose what you do; you can't choose what you LIKE to do.
- Happiness doesn't always make you feel happy.
- What you do EVERY DAY matters more than what you do ONCE IN A WHILE.
- You don't have to be good at everything.
- Soap and water removes most stains.
- It's important to be nice to EVERYONE.
- You know as much as most people.
- Over-the-counter medicines are very effective.
- Eat better, eat less, exercise more.
- What's fun for other people may not be fun for you--and vice versa.
- People actually prefer that you buy wedding gifts off their registry.
- Houseplants and photo albums are a lot of trouble.
- If you're not failing, you're not trying hard enough.
- No deposit, no return.
- knowing something about many things, is better than knowing everything about one thing.
- praying is more effective than worrying.
- everyone should know how to cook at least one really terrific dinner.