Tag Archives: Happiness

Will Smith on “Happiness“ and “Responsibility”

Recently I saw a couple of video posts of Will Smith. I was not really searching or anything but I believe they showed up on my FB and / or Twitter feeds.

The first of these posts had to do with his confession to his wife that he could not be responsible for her happiness, nor she for his.

I am not simply writing this post to re-share or talk about Will Smith’s beautiful posts but more as a reminder that I have written on these specific topics and hoping that I will revisit those and maybe edit  enhance the.

– manzoor


Philosophy for a Happy Life

I am fairly certain we all at some point or another, maybe even many times, have had thought what it was that made / make us happy.

This afternoon, I stumbled on a TED Talk by Sam Berns entitled “My philosophy for a happy life“.

At the age of 2 Sam, as you will have learned if you watch the talk I have embedded above, was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease.

  1. Be OK with what you ultimately can’t do, because there is so much you CAN do.
  2. Surround yourself with people you want to be around.
  3. Keep moving forward
  4. Never miss a party if you can help it

– manzoor


Joy, Love, Happiness, Guilt, Shame, Pride, Fear, Hate, Anger. These are all emotions we spontaneously feel within ourselves. We evoke them in others – knowingly and without knowledge. We manipulate them in ourselves and in others.

You cannot buy love.

Well, yes and no. But let’s get to that later. For now let’s look into “should you buy love”?

BTW, yes you CAN buy love. As a matter of fact that is exactly what we do. We buy love from one another. But not in the traditional sense. Just because we don’t always exchange “money” to get love does not mean that we are not paying for the love that we desire. We simply pay for it in a different way. Ideally with love in exchange.

Joy / Happy – though not exactly the same, I suppose they could be categorized together.








Sympathy / Empathy


– manzoor