One thing that I would like to mention is something that Csikszentmihalyi, one of our modern thinkers from the world of psychology, mentions in his book on flow. He states that much knowledge has accumulated in our culture from past generations. To ignore this hard won information and try to reach happiness by our own means is not only futile by arrogant. He goes on the say that this knowledge that has accumulated comes to us from the worlds of fine art, philosophy, the myths, psychology, and religion.
I agree with him. Those successful at reaching the end of the road to happiness are the ones who have extracted the above information and have put to good use the wisdom of past generations. Why else do we have art museums, symphonic halls, ballet theaters, and poetry anthologies? Why does the field of positive psychology exist? Why bother creating and listening to the myths? Why are there so many books on the Greek philosophers?
The answers to all of these questions is the same – to help us find our road to happiness!
I admit that most of this accumulated knowledge does not come easy to us. But why should it? If happiness is that easy to find, then we would not need these great thinkers and artists! But happiness is hard to attain. By Maslow’s estimation, less than 1% of us actually come close to finding it.
The wisdom found in our culture can help increase those odds. We have done something that no one else has done: we have curated all this accumulated knowledge that is out there and have distilled it down to an easily digestible meal. Only the most relevant information is used to help you on your road to happiness.
We all share the same motivations to find happiness in our lives. Don’t try to do it on your own – it is too difficult and too time consuming. Let us help!