We reviewed the articles that we uploaded to LinkedIn and found that those related to happiness receive the most attention. We all want to be happy but happiness is not the responsibility of family members, bosses or coworkers, it is only ours. It is a right, but it is not something that guarantees life without working for it. Life is yin-yang and includes difficult situations and joys. To think that we should all be happy always and blame those around us for our misfortunes is to miss reality. From Healthy Work we want to encourage you to work on that happiness with three suggestions that the Stoics, Greco-Roman philosophers, made many centuries ago. Seneca, Epiceno or Marco Aurelio already spoke of resilience in their triangle of happiness. We must:
- live in areté "expressing the best of ourselves",
- focus on what we can control and accept what happens to us, always making the best of it,
- always assume our responsibilities and not throw balls outside,
They lay the foundation for building resilience, preventing stress, and achieving happiness. We must learn to move in life to stop worrying while still taking care of everything we can change. Only we are responsible for our behaviors, our interpretation of reality and our happiness and only from our values we can face everything that comes. Anyone who tells us that life does not involve pain, as they remind us in the movie The Princess Bride, "wants to sell us something."