A while back, I was involved in a discussion where this topic came up: When it comes to reaching your vision, what is the difference between perseverance and stubbornness? How do we know whether we are persevering or simply being stubborn? After thinking about it, here is my conclusion:
How do you make good decisions? What are the key components? The answer to these questions, of course, is important. After all, the quality of your decisions can make or break your life. That’s why we should strive to improve the quality of our decisions. I’ve written about some aspects of decision making before, such as probabilistic thinking and risk management. This time, I’d like to share my thoughts on what I believe are the two key components of making good decisions: clarity and information.
Happiness is something that everyone wants. Different people might use different words for it, but everyone wants to live a happy life. But what is happiness? How would you define it? This is an important question because your definition of happiness will influence your decisions and actions.
In my previous post, I wrote about living an adventurous life. There I wrote that a good life is a life of adventure. I also wrote that living an adventurous life requires you to take risks. Here I’d like to share with you another side of it: living an adventurous life may require you to reimagine your life. Why is that the case?
I read an article a while back about what makes a good life. It says that an important element of a good life is something called “psychological richness.” Here is an excerpt: According to this view, a good life is one that is interesting, varied and surprising—even if some of those surprises aren’t necessarily pleasant ones. In fact, the things that make a life psychologically rich may actually make it less happy in the ordinary sense. After all, to put it bluntly, a happy life can also be boring. Adventures, explorations and crises may be painful, but at least they’re interesting.