happiness

99% of Adults With Down Syndrome Report Being Happy in Life | LifeNews.com

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99% of Adults With Down Syndrome Report Being Happy in Life | LifeNews.com.

Instead of calling people with Down Syndrome “baboons,” I suggest doctors give the news of a Down Syndrome diagnosis with a smile saying, “There will be challenges but your child is nearly guaranteed to be a happy adult!”

And really that is the price of embracing the culture of death, of using death as a “medical treatment” – it is quite literally the elimination of happiness.

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10 ways to avoid marrying the wrong person | MuslimVillage.com

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10 ways to avoid marrying the wrong person | MuslimVillage.com.

Wow. Wow. Wow. This is so complete and amazing.  It is definitely worth reading!!

Some highlights:

  • Do they have gratitude towards their parents for all that they’ve done for them? If not, then know that they will never appreciate what you do for them.
  • The fundamental emotional need of a woman is to be loved.  The fundamental emotional need of a man is to be respected and appreciated.
  • Recognize that there is incredible wisdom in why God has ordered us to refrain from intimacy before marriage; they are to prevent great harms as well as to keep sacred what is the most blessed part of a relationship between a man and a woman.
  • Aside from the obvious spiritual consequences, when a relationship gets physical before its time, important issues like character, life philosophy, and compatibility go to the wayside. Consequently, everything is romanticized and it becomes difficult to even remember the important issues let alone talk about them.
  • Intellectual commitment must be established before emotional or sexual commitment.
  • If you don’t feel safe now, you won’t feel safe when you are married.  if you don’t trust now, this won’t change when you are married!
  • When people get into power struggles and blame each other, it’s an indication they don’t work well as a team.  Also important is being vulnerable around each other.  Ask deep questions of each other and see how your partner responds.  How do they handle it? Are they defensive? Do they attack? Do they withdraw? Do they get annoyed? Do they blame you? Do they ignore it? Do they hide or rationalize it? don’t just listen to what they say but watch for how they say it.
  • People fail to realize that if they are unhappy as a single person,k they will continue to be miserable when they are married.  If you are currently not happy with yourself, don’t like yourself, don’t like the direction your life is going now, it’s important to take responsibility for that now and work on improving those areas of your life before considering marriage.  Don’t bring these issues into your marriage and hope your partner will fix them.

The Ten Happiest Jobs | Forbes.com

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The Ten Happiest Jobs | Forbes.com

How fitting that Clergy are #1 on the list.  If you’ve put that much time into discerning your vocation, you know it’s where you’re meant to be…. that besides the fact that learning to live for those other than yourself is in itself a large reward of happiness.  I can definitely see clergy as being ranked happiest.

#7 Artists and #8 Psychologists: Woo!  It’s true.  Artists do have an extremely fulfilling job.  (And I secretly love that it’s ranked above psychology.) <artistsrant> If you love what you do, you love it no matter what you’re getting paid …. or not paid … to create.  The idea of “starving artists” will never die, because people’s passion for creation will also never die.  Interesting how art mimics life, and life mimics love. The world could learn a lot from the passion of an artist for their work. </3ndofartistsr4nt>.  Also, I love how they say that people who practice psychology seem to have “managed to solve their own [problems]”.  Hahahahaha.  Maybe, but I think it’s just cute that they think that.  Everyone has problems, some peoples’ are just more obvious than others’.

But let me just say…. #9, financial service sales agents?!?  Really???  I think I’d rather jump off a cliff …… But hey.  More power to them ……

Interesting that “parenting” didn’t make the list.