Be Happy 2.0


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How to be happy without spending money.
In cities, we live in a distorted reality, out of tune with our own natural systems.
Hence, we aren't happy.
This is a simple set of ways to be happy and healthy.

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Be Happy 2.0

  1. 1. Be Happy 2.0 <ul><li>How to be happy </li></ul>without spending money.
  2. 2. Be Happy 2.0 <ul><li>Happiness is made of </li></ul>a few chemicals in your brain. Serotonin is the most well-known ... so we'll stick to it for now.
  3. 3. Be Happy 2.0 <ul><li>While that does not mean </li></ul>that you're allowed to exploit others, ... it is also very useful to know. ... or treat others as objects,
  4. 4. Be Happy 2.0 <ul><li>Why can't we be happy ... </li></ul>the old, traditional way?
  5. 5. Be Happy 2.0 <ul><li>Can <pleasure> make you happy... </li></ul>If you are asleep? If you are sick? If you have a gun to your head?
  6. 6. Be Happy 2.0 <ul><li>You don't need chemicals / crack </li></ul>You don't need expensive stuff You don't need continuous pleasure
  7. 7. Be Happy 2.0 <ul><li>Why demand more all the time? </li></ul>Marketers' theories are designed to control your happiness But that's only if you believe them
  8. 8. Be Happy 2.0 <ul><li>Why compare with Tom, Dick, Harry? </li></ul>Why aim to be Bill Gates? Why compete with ”high society”?
  9. 9. Be Happy 2.0 <ul><li>You're always paying someone else </li></ul>For serotonin from your own brain To be released into your own brain !
  10. 10. Be Happy 2.0 <ul><li>You should control when you're happy </li></ul>The market gives a 1000 theories Because they want your money By making you “feel good”
  11. 11. Be Happy 2.0 <ul><li>Instead try these things: </li></ul>Family, friends, pets A walk in the woods With nature, without commercials
  12. 12. Be Happy 2.0 <ul><li>Nature's simple pleasures </li></ul>... have worked for millenia You just can't hate a cute baby! Babies! Puppies! Kittens!
  13. 13. Be Happy 2.0 Flowers, brooks, breeze Mountains, lakes, valleys It's all free! Pure, clean and trustworthy.
  14. 14. Be Happy 2.0 You just need to leave the couch Forget the TV Put off the cell phone Forget the ”corporate ladder”
  15. 15. Be Happy 2.0 Go meet friends regularly Walk in parks daily Do some pleasant stretching
  16. 16. Be Happy 2.0 Walk dogs and play with cats Play some outdoor sport Old folks have great stories Listen to them, you learn a lot
  17. 17. Be Happy 2.0 All those are free / cheap. If you don't do some of those, the marketers are always waiting. Don't pursue things that they control
  18. 18. Be Happy 2.0 Work must be fun Play with your work Make changes, try new stuff Work doesn't have to be ”hard”
  19. 19. Be Happy 2.0 Don't allow them ... to control your serotonin Your brain, your computer, your code Your beliefs, not copies of theirs
  20. 20. Be Happy 2.0 <ul><li>Be happy </li></ul>Live cheap, save a lot Think well, read a lot Be peaceful, smile a lot
  21. 21. Be Happy 2.0 <ul><li>Remember ... </li></ul>Don't pay them ... For your serotonin !