Always look on the bright side of life

There’s a quote I really like about work and vacation:

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” — Seth Godin*

Now here’s someone who really seems to enjoy his work: a Disney animator drawing with a pencil and paper and then in virtual reality:

Even if you haven’t yet found a job/life that really makes you happy, chances are your friends and family don’t want to hear you complain about it: “Scientists Suggest That You Force Yourself to Consider the Bright Side at Work” — this article from New York Magazine urges you to focus on the good things that happened when someone asks you, “How was your day?” instead of the complaints.

*Seth Godin is a writer and public speaker, and he has some interesting things to say about all kinds of topics.

An aside — cultural references:

The title of today’s post is the title of a Monty Python song. The video won’t be very funny to my students, I expect, although many people from my generation find it nostalgically humorous (ask your parents how they feel about The Drifters, maybe?). It’s from a movie called “Life of Brian” and some religious people may even find it blasphemous. The lyrics are also darkly funny, in a very the British are stoic kind of way.


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