Happiness and resilience

Happiness and resilience

When we, at The Happiness Institute, talk about happiness we’re not describing a state of positive emotion in which everything is wonderful all the time. Far from it. We encourage a very realistic attitude about all things, including happiness, and so recognise that happiness involves not just enjoying the good times but also, managing the bad times. Accordingly, the concept of resilience is vitally important to our view of happiness and so I happily bring to you these wonderful quotes:

“You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.”

~ Edwin Louis Cole

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

~ Confucius

“Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; but they are the instruments of the wise.”

~ Samuel Lover

“A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.”

~ Helen Keller

Happiness is not about loving your problems but it is about embracing them and then as quickly as possible, moving on from them.