Search Results for 'Philosophy of life'

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Through The Glass Darkly

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That happiness - what it is, where is it found, and how to hold onto and maximise it - is big business these days is obvious to anyone browsing the ever-expanding New Age section of book shops, large and small. Titles like The Seven Steps to Happiness or How to be Happy 365 Days a Year and dozens of others all promise to show how happiness can be achieved easily, painlessly, and permanently.

Apprehensive optimism pervades as local schools return to classroom setting

Contained optimism layered with an air of apprehension is the prevalent emotion pertaining to matters education at this time as schools at both primary and secondary levels prepare for an imminent return to a classroom setting, nigh on six months from their closure in mid-March as the COVID-19 pandemic detrimentally impacted upon the customary teaching routine.

'Getting To Know...'

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What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Time for renewed optimism as roadmap to recovery journey formally commences

RONAN FAGAN

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What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Appreciating the architects of our optimism

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I have always been an optimist. Even in the gravest of circumstances, facing adversity in the extreme, the glass moving into view in my rear view mirror has been half full. A lot of this I attribute to my mother, not because she was a raging optimist or anything, but because she always believed in the capacity of a raffle ticket to keep ya going. Mum, who passed away last October was an avid competition addict. She kept the newsagents in Ballinrobe going with her weekly stash of magazines on myriad subjects, not because of any latest interest in the subject matter, but because the said magazine would have a crossword or a competition that necessitated a bit of research, a stamp, and an envelope; And off it would go in the post.

Your Career, Your Choices

Q: “I come from the other side of the fence - I work in HR and sit on interview panels a few times a month. One thing that really galls me is when a candidate communicates with only one or two members of a three-person panel. I’ve seen engineers only properly engage with the engineer on the panel. It always annoys me and turns me against the candidate. Perhaps it is a topic on which you could elaborate?” - DC, email.

People feeling financially pessimistic about 2018

New research published today by independent price comparison and switching service, Switcher.ie, reveals the extent of consumers’ financial concerns for 2018.

Proust Questionnaire

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What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Create a healthy hamper packed with surprises

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There’s a particular pleasure in receiving a beautifully crafted hamper as a present - it’s even tempting to leave it untouched to avoid spoiling the effort that’s been put into arranging it!

 

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