There are a lot of things to be depressed about. The stock market is sagging and the economy seems to be faltering (again).
But, first, I’m a Schumpeterian. I think that a certain amount of creative destruction is need to pave the way for bigger and better things.
I also believe that for every bit of news out there that depresses you, there are things that should make you happy and excite you to make the world a better place. Whether it’s Dracula’s interview of Winston Churchill or advice on how to battle back if you missed a goal, there are always bits of advice on the web that will make you happy.
Let’s take a look at some of those now.
Dracula interviewed Winston Churchill? About happiness? Well, sorta. Bram Stoker once interviewed Sir Winston on happiness. (From the Happiness Project.)
This is actually not from this week, but Write To Done made me smile with this post on how to write funny when I read it this week.
Not sure what makes you happy? Here’s some advice from Plugin ID on how to decide what to do with your life.
So, you stumbled a bit in achieving a goal. No biggie. Here’s what happens when we don’t achieve a goal. This is from the Art of Nonconformity blog.
If the real world sucks. There are always an infinite more universes to discover. One way, as Four Hour Work Week’s Tim Ferriss points out, is through lucid dreaming.
You have a lot to give. That should make you happy. Here are 101 Ways to give time money energy talent that Money Help For Christians collected.
If the idea of starting a business makes you happy, here’s a guide from the Smarter Wallet.
Sometimes we find happiness through experimentation. Suburban Dollar writes about “why my garden was a bust.” May it lead to better gardens!
The Urban Monk gives us advice on how to follow our passion.
Still not happy? Hey. Let’s Live Forever says… Relaaaaaaaaaaax!