Are there important “things” in life that if you care less about them you will be happier? If so, what are those things for you?

Are there important “things” in life that if you care less about them you will be happier? If so, what are those things for you? –@jameskford

Of course! I outline this somewhat in my post “Stop Listening” http://bit.ly/sVdXKo. Try this exercise: Imagine a point when you were a kid when you were happy. At that point, what did you not care about?

A)    I never cared about the news

B)    Or the economy

C)    Or gossip news

D)    Very little about prime time TV (well, “Fantasy Island” on Saturday nights at 10pm I would look forward to)

E)    I never cared about Europe

F)    I never cared about sports (unless I was gambling but then I stopped gambling)

G)    I certainly never cared about stocks.

Well, one can say, now you have responsibilities. Do I? I do care about my kids. But I still don’t need to care about the economy or Europe for the reasons outlined in another question.

I will never care about who is President. Not a single politician has ever made me happier or sadder. So I don’t care who is elected ever.

I don’t care what people think of me. This sounds harsh. I do, in  fact, want people to like my writing. But, if someone is a jerk then I certainly don’t care what they think of me. And if someone is a good person and doesn’t like me well, then, there’s nothing I can do about it. Good thing there’s seven billion other people on the planet.

I try to never worry about going broke. When all you do is think of the ways you will go broke, you will go broke. But what I do is I know that if I network as much as possible and come up with good ideas for the people I network with and have the ability to discern who is worthwhile working with and who is not then I know I can always come back from zero. I’ve done it three times! This is a function of staying healthy in every way.

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