Louis C.K.'s life advice is surprisingly accurate, science shows - The Week
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
"Everything is amazing right now and nobody's happy."
Louis C.K. says that, then he drives it home with this anecdote:
I was on an airplane and there was internet — high speed internet — on the airplane. That's the newest thing that I know exists. And I'm sitting on the plane and they go, "Open up your laptops. You can go on the internet."
And it's fast and I'm watching YouTube clips — it's amazing — I'm in an airplane!
And then it breaks down. And they apologize, 'The internet's not working.' The guy next to me goes, 'This is bullshit.'
Like how quickly the world owes him something he knew existed only 10 seconds ago. [YouTube]
The world is changing quickly. To succeed in a world like this you need to adapt to all that change — and fast. The problem is that while "adaptation" is a good thing, it's also pretty much the same as "taking things for granted."
Taking things for granted is the opposite of gratitude. And gratitude is one of the few things that nearly all the research shows is part of how to live a happy life. You want evidence? I've got gratitude studies for days: It will make you happier. It will improve your relationships.
Louis C.K. knows this. And your grandparents know this. They tried to tell you. You didn't listen.
"you're sitting in a chair, IN THE SKY!" hahaha! i love louis ck.
the tedtalk was also excellent. i had chills throughout!
and eric's article was, as always, right on point. gratitude makes us happier!
And when he puts it that way, flying IS amazing.