22 habits of unhappy people:
1. Complaining about situations
2. Materialism vs experiences
4. Worrying about the future
5. Waiting on the future
6. Lack of hobbies
7. Unhealthy diet
8. Talking about others
9. Holding grudges
10. Education stagnation
11. Not following through
12. Hating the job
15. Jumping to conclusions
16. Blowing things out of proportion
17. Ignoring problems
18. Self labeling
19. Not having a goal
20. Worrying about opinions of others
21. Letting strangers affect your mood
22. Focusing on money
240 years ago today, the first shots of the American Revolution were fired. After two and a half centuries, the question remains: who shot first?
A USAF Colonel was about to start the morning briefing to his staff. While waiting for the coffee machine to finish brewing, the colonel decided to pose a question to all assembled. He explained that his wife had been a bit frisky the night before and he failed to get his usual amount of sound sleep. He posed the question of just how much of sex was “work” and how much of it was “pleasure?”
A Major chimed in with 75%-25% in favor of work. A Captain said it was 50%-50%. A Lieutenant responded with 25%-75% in favor of pleasure, depending upon his state of inebriation at the time.
There being no consensus, the colonel turned to the A1C who was in charge of making the coffee and asked for his opinion? Without any hesitation, the young A1C responded, “Sir, it has to be 100% pleasure.” The colonel was surprised and as you might guess, asked why? “Well, sir, if there was any work involved, the officers would have me doing it for them.” The room fell silent.
God Bless the enlisted man.
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