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An Optimistic Thought

The Voyage of Life: Manhood, painted by Thomas Cole - see below for more about the painting I feel guilty that most of my posts are just complaining – about government procurement , IT implementations , or even the difficulty of staying on top of our electronic lives .  Yet, I consider myself to be an upbeat person, so I want to share some thoughts on a book I’m listening to right now, because its optimistic message is worth hearing. *********************************************************************************************** Disclaimer: All of the ideas expressed in this article are my personal statements and opinions, and do not reflect the opinions/statements of the City of Urbana. *********************************************************************************************** The book is The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50 , by Jonathan Rauch and here is the key point: the aggregate of many happiness studies (over the past few decades) show that happiness de