Friday, July 16, 2010

Happiness is a Serious Problem by Dennis Prager

I have been a devoted listener of Dennis Prager for many years, and rarely miss one of his radio shows. He espouses clarity in all things, and his outlook on life is refreshing and inspirational. As part of his show, there's a segment entitled, “The Happiness Hour.” For me, this is one of the most interesting parts of his program – listening to what makes an individual happy. Often, the calls are backed up with listeners who simply want to tell him how he has affected their lives. Today was no different. Sometimes, I could cry at the plight of a caller, and, at other times literally roar with laughter.

By the way, Dennis believes that it is everyone’s duty to try to be as happy as possible. Indeed, acting in a positive, happy fashion can actually lead an individual into becoming happy on a regular basis. Once they see how their behavior affects those around them, their lives can change for the better. Who wants to be around a grumpy, negative person? Absolutely nobody! Dennis has often said that trying to be happy is as important as cleaning one’s teeth and wearing a deodorant – I couldn’t agree with him more!