Time: October 02, 2018
I think anyone with the slightest knowledge in investments will ignore this article after just reading its headline. It’s one of the certainties in life that any form of investment could fail.
But let me explain this story to you.
One of the most important talk show hosts in the Arab world, Mr. Amr Adib, would not end his visit to us in Al Arabiya news network a few days ago without leaving “a public opinion matter” behind him.
I am not idiomatically referring to the episode in which Amr Adib participated in in the drama series Qadiyat Ra’y Am (A Matter of Public Opinion) but I literally mean his smart question to our quick-witted colleague Leen Shouman which intrigued me after that long, pleasant day with him and the Al Arabiya team.
Sometimes years pass by without one realizing what really makes him happy, let alone devise a plan to invest in it
Sometimes years pass by without one realizing what really makes him happy, let alone devise a plan to invest in it. But one can simply recall something he likes to do or things he is proud of having achieved or visit exhibitions he likes, and he is a new person all over again.
I personally admit an old joy that’s still in its youth and when I later realized throughout the years that it means a lot to me, I’ve become more persistent in pursuing it.
Ecstasy of discovering
I also admit that I do not resist calling a young writer whose book I liked before it’s printed and tell him that I wish he chooses a certain headline, while of course he has the right to name his work as he likes. And now I acknowledge what’s funny as I feel this incomprehensible joy when I steal time and write an article or write an introduction for a book using a pen – as I’m bored of writing on the computer.
I am thinking now and I’ve been thinking since yesterday in investing in happiness. What can we plant today so it contributes to what’s hoped for tomorrow?
I do not precede Mohammed bin Rashid in anything as he has preceded us in investing in this, not just on the level of individuals as he has also launched a global alliance for happiness as his vision is far-sighted.
The path to happiness
A little smile is contagious and so is arriving happy to work or to a friend’s gathering. Those who surround themselves with happiness and people with good hearts will be safe and after all this they will be happy.
Invest in building yourself, raising your children and in connecting with those who sometimes do not expect this link. You can always take more than you give if you choose wisely and if you have fewer expectations.
Anyway, all this does not mean that you have to be convinced of Leen’s answer to Amr Adib as her advice to you may be different, and we also do not know if having this investment in happiness has a certain age or date!
What’s important is to never predict the answers in a conversation between two media figures!