Usually, I am the one to pound Adi’s email inbox with must-read articles.
Nowadays, he forwards the most interesting stuff about latest research,findings and articles.
Here is one that caught my eye.
How To Live The Good Life: 4 Easy Secrets Backed By Research
Here’s how to live the good life and easily boost the positive emotions in your life:
Smile: Flex that happiness muscle. (Feel free to thank me repeatedly over the next three decades.)
Laugh: How many things prevent divorce and can help you deal with the passing of a loved one?
Touch: Telling them how you feel need not involve telling. And you’ll be a better team.
Tease: Free your inner snark. A little teasing makes things fun. And it makes things last.
Nietzsche once wrote:A person’s maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play.
And what do kids do a lot more often than we adults do?
Today, resolve to approach life like a big kid. Now that’s the good life.
Adi is a terrific role model for Ari.
But, in some scenarios, he is being such a bad influence on Ari.
Take for example, his avid reading.
Ari takes after his brother.
I know. I know.
We all think reading is a good habit.
But, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.
He reads in the restroom.
He reads on the street.
He reads when I am nagging him to get ready to school.
Ari observes all this.
And, chooses to do the same as his big brother.
It is a beautiful day out.
Ari is walking back home.
His lovely friend is walking back home.
She is urging him to stop reading so as not to walk into a bush or tree.
He doesn’t listen to her.
Now, let me ask you a question.
Let us assume you had a lovely companion of the opposite sex (or of the same sex my dear LG friends), would you keep your face stuck in the book.
No. I don’t think so.
You would make conversation.
Would you not?
Well, that is what I would do.
If I had a lovely friend to walk back home with, I would make conversation.
I would ask if their lunch was good.
I would ask how their day want at school.
I would ask if we can play outside in the evening.
I think I am going to have a strict chat with Ari later today and try to wean him off the bad influence that Adi (well, that one is a goner! hopeless!) is having on him.