Today, I am going to tell you a tale that was told to me when I was a child. Since, a considerable amount of time has passed between my hearing the tale and writing it now, I have made up the parts that I have forgotten. So, here goes:
Most people will agree with me when I say that being happy is simultaneously the easiest thing and the most difficult thing. While some find happiness in the simplest of things, there are others who are unhappy even when they have almost everything. It’s no surprise, therefore, that the search for happiness is one of man’s oldest quests.
Today’s man is no different. We are always striving to be happier than we were the day before. But, unfortunately we don’t always succeed. In reality, we are mostly less happier than we were the day before because the past is usually remembered with fondness, and the present always seems like a tough time. So, here are three things that I am doing to be happy, and you can try them too.
Ever since I was a child, I have been following the Olympic Games. I think I owe this to my father who was an avid sportsman, among other things. Though we would watch most sports events that would be telecast on the limited channels we had back in those days, the Olympic Games were special. There was something magical about the games, and it may sound funny now, but, being young, back then I would imagine myself being a part of the next Olympic Games as a participant. That water has definitely flown under the bridge now.
But, even today, I look forwarding to watching the Olympic Games with the eagerness and enthusiasm of a child. Let me tell you why.
I have been reading books on a Kindle Fire for a couple of years now, but because the Kindle Fire is more of a tablet than an e-reader, it is difficult to compare it with a real book. But, recently I purchased a Kindle Paperwhite, and the reading experience on it is much better than on the Kindle Fire, though I am not sure whether it is better, or worse, than reading a paperback.
Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. If you don’t believe me, believe the stats. Pokemon Go had more downloads in its first week than any other app in history. People are going crazy about it even in countries where the app hasn’t even been officially launched yet.
If experts are to be believed, it is merely the tip of the iceberg that is Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality is defined by Google as, “a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.” It is expected to change our world in the coming years. Once again, if you don’t believe me, believe Google whose Project Tango is all about bringing Augmented Reality to your phone.