June 11, 2009

Be Open to New Ideas

Never stop learning and adapting. The world will always be changing. If you limit yourself to what you knew and what you were comfortable with earlier in life, you will grow increasingly frustrated as you age.
—David Niven, Ph.D. in Be Open to New Ideas: Number 13 of The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People

In research on older Americans, what predicted satisfaction more than finances or the state of their current relationships was their willingness to adapt. If they were willing to chnage some of their habits and expectations, their happiness was maintained even when their circumstances changed. Those who were resistant to change, on the other hand, were less than one-third likely to feel happy.
—Clark, F., M. Carlson, R. Zemke, F. Geyla, K. Patterson, and B. L. Ennevor. 1996. "Life Domains and Adaptive Strategies of a Group of Low Income, Well Older Adults." American Journal of Occupational Therapy 50:99.

Source: The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It. by David Niven, Ph.D. 2000 HarperCollins ISBN: 0-06-251650-7
See also: Country Inns & Suites by Carlson Read & Return It program.'s Faces of the Fallen: By Service: Navy
U.S. Service members who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

Posted by niganit at June 11, 2009 7:21 AM
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