First, let me say that I was just a little surprised that nobody really enjoyed "Havidol". That was one of the best parody sites I've ever seen. I don't know exactly who that joker is, but s/he did a fantabulous job of using common medical jargon to mock the medicos. I spent a half-hour out there laughing at all the little details worked into the spoof.
I mean, the trademark name of drug is, "Have it All," but the chemical name is "Have a Fine Time HCI." How rich is that!
Anyway, today's post is not a spoof.
I always read Scientific American's Michael Shermer. He is their local skeptic and atheist. I don't read him to keep up with "the latest attacks" on Christianity. I read it because the guy is smart, and has a great eye for the ludicrous. This month, he nails happiness right on the head. Here is one of his quotes from Gregory Berns:
"While you might find pleasure by happenstance--winning the lottery, possessing the genes for a sunny temperament, or having the luck not to live in poverty--satisfaction can arise only by the conscious decision to do something. And this makes all the difference in the world, because it is only your own actions for which you may take responsibility and credit."
Most of us imagine that variety is the spice of life, ... subjects in the no-variety group said that they were more satisfied than the subjects in the variety group.
I cannot tell you whether I am happier than I was 10 years ago, but I know I'm more satisfied.
Ummm. Might be nice if I included a link to the post I'm blathering about.
(Can't get no) Satisfaction