The Key Things that Happy People Never Do

Happy people do a lot of things. They spend time expressing gratitude, cultivating optimism, practicing kindness, nurturing loving relationships, committing to meaningful goals, savoring life’s little pleasures, and so on and so forth. But they NEVER…

1. Mind other people’s business. Forget about what others are doing. Stop looking at where they are and what they have. YOU are walking your own path.

2. Seek validation of self-worth from others. When you are content to simply be yourself, without comparing and competing to impress others, everyone worthwhile will respect you.  How are you letting others define you?

3. Rely on other people and external events for happiness. Unhappiness lies in that gap between what we have now and what we think we need.

4. Hold on to resentment. Stop being haunted by the ghosts from your past. What happened in the past is just one chapter in your story; don’t close the book, just turn the page and  focus on the future .

5. Spend prolonged periods of time in negative environments. You can’t make positive choices in environments inhabited by negative people and negative energy!

http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/07/16/6-things-happy-people-never-do/

Youth and Unemployment 2013- BBC News

Many young unemployed people feel marginalised, pessimistic and lacking in control over their lives, claims a survey by the UCU lecturers’ union. The survey of youngsters not in education, employment or training – so-called Neets – found a third had experienced depression and more than a third “rarely left the house”.

The poll examined views of some 1,000 youngsters aged 16-24 across the UK.

The UCU’s Simon Renton said it showed the “personal impact” of unemployment.

There are about 900,000 young people classified as being Neet and the lecturers’ union survey provides an insight into how they see their circumstances.

It reveals that many feel isolated and are lacking in confidence – 40% feel they are not part of society, 36% believe they will never have a chance of getting a job.

One third have suffered depression, 37% rarely go outside the house and 39% suffer from stress.

There has been a long-term problem with youth unemployment, particularly for youngsters who have left school with poor qualifications