In this episode, I am joined by Mike Ferry as we talk about teaching our children to be happy. Mike is a smart guy and has done some research in the area of teaching our children to be happy. He has a book out called Teaching Happiness and Innovation.
We need to teach our kids habits that will make them happier and more innovative. Some of the habits include practicing gratitude and extending kindness.
Along with listening to music, practicing the habits of gratitude and kindness are known producers of dopamine (i.e. the happiness transmitter).
Many of us are wired to whine. Practicing dopamine producing habits will rewire us to shine!
Mike also talks about the abundance paradox, which is when we have more than we need, it makes it more difficult for us to appreciate anything in our lives.
So often we chase money and riches thinking that will make us happy. I was reminded of a quote while writing up these notes from Jim Carrey. He said, “I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.”
Think about that the next time you want to buy a PowerBall ticket!