A. Affective Strategies
S-3 exercising fairmindedness
On a scale of 1 to 10, how fair or unfair is this author’s view of happiness? Explain your rating scale.
“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness."
~ Andy Rooney (b. 1919 American television commentator, humorist
from Secrets of Serenity – Timeless Wisdom to Soothe the Soul; Courage Books 2004