Today’s post is an interview that I had with Wes over at The Pursuit of Happiness. Most of what I talk about here is money and our relationship with it; making it, saving it, investing it, but today’s featured interview is actually about happiness.
Wes took the time to put together twelve questions about happiness like what it means and where it comes from. One of my favorite questions from what we discussed was…
What has been the happiest moment in your life?
Several years ago I went backpacking around Europe with a few close friends. The three-month trip culminated with a hike to a cliff overlooking a Norwegian fjord, known as Trolltunga. What was most amazing about this experience was that I’d seen pictures of this landscape for years—it was actually the desktop background on my computer back when I had Windows 98—seeing it in person was truly otherworldly!
Before you go, read below to learn a little more about Wes and his latest project:
Hey there! My name is Wes, creator of thePursuitofHappiness.me. I won’t bore you with the full details of the inspiration for the site. To share a little bit though; growing up in America, I had always been taught about this nation’s founding documents and I heard all the time about the Declaration of Independence and the phrase “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” but frankly, did not appreciate it until I was in my late twenties.
I mean seriously, our founding fathers named the Pursuit of Happiness as an unalienable right for all in the Declaration of Independence, but how many people do you know that are truly happy? If your experiences are anywhere near similar to mine, not very many. What an incredible opportunity we are squandering!
So this is what thepursuitofhappiness.me is about really, a collection of content hopefully designed to help each and everyone one of us fulfill our own pursuit of Happiness. This is done in an increasing number of formats as we continue to expand our internet footprint. For the ENTIRE month of March, we are celebrating the Days of Happiness (inspired by the International Day of Happiness on March 20th). I hope to see you around social and on the site – don’t be afraid to leave a comment!
Thank you for your time, after all – it is the most valuable thing we have.