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I had no idea…

…what was so special about the year 1978 since I wasn’t even born yet.

But, it must have been something special to the designer of this pendant, I think. It could have been just a whim, or I could be wrong and the numbers are just somebody’s lucky or favourite numbers. In any case, my curiosity was piqued and so I did a quick Google search on the year 1978.

Hmm…the best year, eh? The year in which the world had the ‘perfect balance of wealth, work and happiness’, eh? Refer to here and here for what I mean.

Dang, I knew I was born too late!

Jokes aside, I don’t believe that there is a single indicator that will measure happiness accurately, simply by virtue of the fact that happiness means different things to different individuals. Sure, there are commonalities, but human beings are complex creatures.

We understand the pleasure and virtues of contentment, but we crave for more. We’re greedy and unsatisfied with what we have, and yet we do know (generally) how to exercise restraint when our greed threatens to overwhelm us.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI), or a combination of these and other pertinent happiness indicators…sure, they help policy makers do their thing and make lives better for the common people. I respect that, I really do.

But above and beyond all these measures of happiness, it boils down to one thing for me.

Happiness is a choice. Regardless of what year we’re born in, what kind of hand that we’ve been dealt with. It’s hard to take my own advice sometimes, but I try. After all, I have many things to be thankful about.

  • Order Code: KYMNL0002SV
  • Length of Chain:  Approximately 88.50 cm
  • Dimensions of Pendant: 3.95 cm x 2.50 cm
  • Price: SGD 16.00
  • Stock: 1 pc only!

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