Saturday, August 30, 2014

The secret to happiness

Me, I recommend getting a motorcycle.  Your mileage may vary.


Dave H said...

The secret to happiness is low expectations. That way when something good happens it's a pleasant surprise, not just another disappointment.

But your recommendation is noted. I'm starting to regret giving my Triumph to my daughter and son-in-law as a wedding gift. I asked my son today if he thought I was crazy for wanting another bike. I thought he'd say I was crazy for wanting the first one. But instead he reminded me that I wasn't 100% convinced I wanted to get rid of the other one.

That kid's sharp. He must get it from his mother, because he sure as heck didn't get it from me.

Old NFO said...

That is a dead on Venn diagram...

R.K. Brumbelow said...

Yeah well my secret to happiness is going to be getting treatment for my brain tumour, ptsd and agoraphobia. Now just to get that measly -redacted- since I do not qualify for experimental treatment due to co-morbidities.

But we all have issues.

Part of the secret to happiness though is, as Dave H said, managing your expectations, that being said do what you want, but be willing to pay the price for it. LIving with out the could have should have but didn't helps substantially.

R.K. Brumbelow said...

Nitpick: It is a flow chart, Venn Diagrams look like: this and have a completely different functionality

ASM826 said...

You'll look good in the kilt on the bike.

Goober said...

One caveat:

Make sure that "thing" you change is actually going to fix the problem.

Two of my buddy's wives read this diagram. Both decided that thing they needed to change was the guy they were sleeping with.

Both left.

Both have since come crawling back begging for another chance. One actually took her back. The other?

She's living with her mom on suicide watch because she screwed things up so bad. Her husband wouldn't take her back. Not that I blame him.