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Hay un tiempo cuando los padres quedan huérfanos de sus hijos. Es que los niños crecen independientes de nosotros, como árboles murmurantes y pájaros imprudentes. Crecen sin pedir permiso a la vida. Crecen con una estridencia alegre y, a veces, con alardeada arrogancia.Pero no crecen todos los días, de igual manera, crecen de repente. Un día se sientan cerca de ti en la terraza y te dicen una frase con tal naturalidad que sientes que no puedes más ponerle pañales. ¿Dónde quedaron la placita de jugar en la arena, las fiestitas de cumpleaños con payasos y los juguetes preferidos?
Throughout the ages many accomplished individuals have sung the praises of being alone. Henry David Thoreau, for instance, boasted, "I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude." This leads into the all-important question: Can you enjoy spending a lot of time alone? If you can't, it's likely a sign that you aren't able to discover quality in your own character.
There aren't many things on this planet that are more precious that true friends. It was the Greek writer Euripides who said, "One loyal friend is worth 10,000 relatives." Fortunately, we get to choose our friends as opposed to relatives, who are forced upon us. When choosing new friends, however, much care should be taken. The key to optimizing happiness is to cultivate quality friendships with a few happy and interesting individuals. Quality is more important than quantity. In this regard, we can rephrase the above words of Euripides to "One true friend is worth more than 10,000 superficial ones."
Although we may not realize it at the time, a chief event in our lives is the day in which we first encounter one of our best friends. If by chance you don't precisely know why you need great friends, let's get you started: After you work either hard or smart to be successful in life, it's important to enjoy your success. Celebrations by yourself, you may have noticed, aren't much fun they actually tend to be on the quiet side. Even if you have a dog or cat, sharing good news with it isn't quite the same as sharing good news with a great friend.
"People report being happier when they are with friends than when they're with a spouse or child," according to research cited in a cover story in Psychology Today magazine. This, indeed, is something to ponder seriously. To repeat, people actually experience greater joy while spending time with their friends than while spending time with their children or their mates. This should give you an idea of the value of friendship. Interestingly, friendship is one of the most researched subjects on the Internet.
No doubt you have noticed that many people with a Ph.D. degree aren't very happy - and some of the happiest people in this world don't even know what a Ph.D. is! Contrary to popular belief, education has little to do with how much happiness and satisfaction people get out of life. What's more, an individual can have a fancy education, but still not be very wise. In other words, book smart does not mean life smart.
Do you want a full, relaxed, satisfying, and happy life? Begin by making organization one of your strongest assets. Perhaps you realized a long time ago how favorably your life functions when you are well-organized and how things get out of hand when you are terribly disorganized. Indeed, being well organized puts you in control of your life. Fact is, we are not born organized; organization is a learned skill that anyone can master. Organized people get the very best out of life because they get the important projects completed and are constantly achieving their goals.
Worrying about the trivial - and occasionally the important - is one of the more popular activities in North America today. Worry is so rampant that many people spend several hours a day in this dubious activity. A substantial number of Americans - 15 percent, in fact - spend at least 50 percent of each day worrying about their lives, says a study from Pennsylvania State University. On this note, you should give serious consideration to the number of hours that you spend worrying each day. One hour a day means that you are spending 365 hours a year having worrisome thoughts. Yet spending only one hour a week in this activity is probably too much. You may have already realized that most worry is self-inflicted and a great deal of it is useless. At best, worrying is an activity that robs you of precious time.