The Pursuit of Happiness
In pursuit of happiness, would you choose wealth or joy? Read on...
Get to Know Annie's Journey
Is Annie Trustworthy?
Well, the US Defense Department thought so. She used to teach, to the US Military, MBA and BBA classes in Economics for Managers, Managerial Economics, Business Research Methods, and Business Research Project. All she had to do, to get into certain secure facilities, was to wave her pass at the gate. She thought nothing of it, until one day she attended a concert at a US Military Base. Bomb-sniffing dogs checked every car that passed in. It took over half an hour to gain admittance. We were so late in, that we did not get a seat in the concert hall, and had to listen from a hallway. Although it was beautiful, we did not try to attend a concert on base again.
Annie is incorrigibly interested in everything and everyone. She is an avid reader and writer. You are invited to click on the link above, for Annie's quick summaries of several books. The reading list is designed to invite you to explore a process of discovering what a deeper happiness may be... But, of course, this is just Annie's sharing. Everyone has their own journey.
Each of the books below is summarized in the reading list at the link above. Each will have its own link, below. Until then, you are invited to click on the Reading List link and find the book which interests you.
About World War II, or is it III?
Some wonderful plays and movies were made, about how it feels to be a civilian in the approach to war. Annie has watched them again in her old age, and seen much that she had missed, when she watched them as a child. Here are just a few entertaining ones to re-visit, partly for fun, and partly as food for thought:
Fiddler on the Roof; The Sound of Music; Oklahoma; Casablanca
We human beings need playtime. When we are children, we play. When we are adults, we create. Annie talks about her journey into the art world, on other pages of this website. Here are a few wonderfully creative videos she would like to recommend: Loving Vincent, Tim's Vermeer
About Child Psychology
Annie speaks as a child, not as a psychologist: These are among the many books and stories that helped her learn to be an adult (many of them, she encountered in school): The Pilgrim's Progress; Grimm's Fairy Tales; The Water Babies; Pinnochio
Annie was invited to complete some work in economic theory that she had started years ago, in tandem with her readings about the pursuit of happiness. You are welcome to click on the link below, to see her results and conclusions. You might have to check out the theory of supply and demand (sorry) before you get started. But really, the hardest part of understanding the theory is not what it says, but that it is "outside the box."
I'm thankful for the Universe and for the Great Divine.
The Universe is ev'rywhere and I am small therein.
The Great Divine looks out for me and knows me very well.
It walks with me and talks with me and I am large there-with.
So, am I small or am I large, within the Great Unknown?
How can it know of ev'ryone, the way it knows of me?
How can it care for all of you, the way it cares for me?
I hate to break the news to you - and me - and all the world:
That God of mine who knows me well, She's my own soul, all mine.
The rest of you - so blind - you have your own Divines Within.
And yes, I thank the Universe for all of you as well.