You have a brain convinced that it's living in a state of siege and there's not a damn thing we can do about it. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Today the average citizen is more empowered to change the world than ever before.
Right now, it is too easy to slip into complaints about the government, the economy, and the prospects for world peace. When you find yourself in yet another discussion about the ills of the world, look for a positive spin.
The Huichol people don't wake up bummed that they have to work, or worried that they're overeating, or exhausted because they couldn't sleep. What's their secret? What can the Huichols teach us about balance?
If you invest in a way of seeing the world that is mean and frustrated, you're going to get a world that is more mean and frustrating. But if you can find any authentic reason to give thanks, then you'll be better off.
One thing I've learned from the happiness project is that I should act the way I want to feel. If I want to feel more energetic, I need to act more energetic: walk more quickly or pace when I talk on the phone.