Posts by Jake OCallaghan

Jake O'Callaghan is a teenage writer who teaches simplicity and change. His blog Slowchange is about making real, lasting change in a world of fad diets and get rich quick schemes. His other blog zenteen helps teens find happiness and peace in their crazy, stressed lives.

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A Simple Path to Happiness and Success

“What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.” ~Dalai Lama

Success is something most of us want. But we want happiness, too.

I think we go about these two important things the wrong way. With some simple changes, I believe anyone can become both happy and successful.

The Conventional Success Story

A man, dissatisfied with his life, wants to become successful, and, therefore, happy.

So he seeks out a millionaire. The millionaire is the head CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. He has fancy cars, many possessions, and most importantly, a huge mansion.

His business is the …