Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


A Little Happier: Ray Bradbury Says, “Love What YOU Love!”

August 29th, 2016

Episode 336 of 540 episodes

I have to say, I love this postcard from science-fiction legend Ray Bradbury so much, it makes me choke up every time I look at it. I’d love to have it as a giant poster hanging on my office wall. Because so much of what I’ve learned about happiness, habits, human nature, everything, comes down to that same point: acknowledge who I am. Be Gretchen. Just because something’s fun for someone else doesn’t mean that it’s fun for me — and vice versa. The strategy that works for someone else may be the opposite of what works for me. I’m an Abstainer; others are Moderators. I’m a morning person; others are night people. I’m an Upholder, but very few people are Upholders. In The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, I write about how I used to ignore my love of children’s literature, and now it’s a huge element of my life. I want to love what I love! Have you ever loved something that other people thought was dumb, shallow, a waste of time? Were you tempted to renounce or ignore it? If you’re curious about Ray Bradbury’s books, I recommend The Martian Chronicles or 100 of His ... The post A Little Happier: Ray Bradbury Says, “Love What YOU Love!” appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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