Carpe Diem

Are you Living only for Today or Living Today to ensure a Future?

At the start of the year the familiar battle between what matters now and what’s to come seems heightened as many of us try to make good on our new year’s resolutions. The appeal of buying now, eating now, drinking now, sitting now and many more weigh heavily on our renewed intentions. Isn’t it the way we’re meant to live our lives … Continue reading “Carpe Diem”

Searching for Happiness in 2017? Focus what you enjoy rather than the pursuit of happiness itself

Many people leaped into the new year with newly found enthusiasm for the catch-all ambition of being ‘happier’ in 2017, and having happy kids even trumps our other wishes for kids. A very worthwhile quest by the sound of it, however, the paradox of happiness (or better known as the hedonistic paradox) suggests that constantly looking for happiness might not maximize our long term happiness … Continue reading “Searching for Happiness in 2017? Focus what you enjoy rather than the pursuit of happiness itself”

Half the picture?

The problem with survey data is that it often times focus on a specific issue in absence of the full picture. I recently revisited Aon’s 2016 retirement and investment survey, summarized well in this infographic, stating Expanding financial well-being is the top employer initiative for 2016.  Continue reading “Half the picture?”

The ‘why?’

Mark Twain is credited with quoting:

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

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As to the ‘why’ for this site … here is where it started … which you’ll also see in the ‘about’ section.

It is by now well documented, and supported by sound evidence, that people behave irrationally. Although these experiments all show that we are ‘predictably irrational‘, borrowing from the words of Dan Ariely, the range of outcomes within these experiments themselves suggest that we are all irrational in varying degrees. Continue reading “The ‘why?’”