The Key To Happiness

The key to happiness is apparently simple: low expectations and unsuccessful friends.

If you believe that then I should be a miserable wreck. I have neither!  Good thing happiness is over-rated. :-)

Here is an article by Peter Griffin from the July/August issue of Idealog about the multi-talented Nigel Stanford, possibly the most successful person you’ve never heard of, and one of my old friends who continues to motivate me to do more:

The Road To Rubber Monkey

The best quote:
“It sounds terrible but the gift I have is the ability to think like a stupid person.”

5 thoughts on “The Key To Happiness”

  1. Great story! That guy has always been a mix of talent, intelligence and creativity all bunched up inside one human. Go Nigel!

  2. Thanks for the link Rowan – really enjoyed reading that article, as I’d otherwise given up on Idealog.

    Nice to see three (four? I’d not heard much of Jessi) people who I’d otherwise describe as my “heros” / people to look up to, from a business point of view, showing some of the background of how they got there.

    Cheers :)

  3. Its true! The stupider people are happy – the intelligent ones spend most of the time analysing situations. They need to learn to switch off.

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