What is happiness?
The pursuit of happiness is considered an inalienable right in America. It says so right in the constitution! So if this happiness pursuit is so important, what exactly is happiness? We all know that happiness is a difficult thing to define, and people have been trying for quite a long time. The effort to understand happiness has resulted in the publication of many books, endless conversations, and many, many interesting quotes.
Some of these quotes can seem a little corny, but many are very thoughtful. We decided to round up a few classic quotes and compare them with some insights from the wonderful people at MOM Brands.
First, a few classics:
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. – Nathaniel Hawthorne
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. –Aristotle
My Happiness is not the means to my end. It is the end. – Ayn Rand
Now, here are some of the best quotes we rounded up from our MOM Brands family:
A choice – Michele (Sales)
Coffee – Heather (Marketing)
An early morning motorcycle ride on an empty, windy road – Andrew (Finance)
The Minnesota Gophers winning a bowl game – Tim (IT)
A new adventure to a new place – Dan (Pricing)
Eating lunch at a food truck on a nice, sunny day – Melanie (Trade)
Spicy food – Jesse (S&OP)
A conversation with an old friend – Carrie (Marketing)
An organized junk drawer – Cindy (Pricing)
A good feeling – Sattya (Trade)
A puppy and a small child – Chris (Accounting)
When reality exceeds your expectations – Philip (Accounting)
Achieving something that no one else was able to make happen – Heather (Meeting and Events)
Now tell us…. What is happiness to YOU?
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