Posts by Sivashanmugam

Sivashanmugam is the founder of sapienthoughts.com, a community built for exchanging inspiring ideas, thought-provoking perspectives, and poop jokes. He’s featured in popular publications and blogs like Startup and Becoming minimalist. He helps you explore your mind and helps you create a better life through his writing. You can get his free eBook here: 10 Signs You’re Wasting Your Life and How to Overcome them.

Why Chasing Happiness Won’t Make You Happy

“Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more it will evade you, but if you notice the other things around you, it will gently come and sit on your shoulder.” ~Henry David Thoreau

Most of us are always on the lookout for a big breakthrough—a point in our life where the beam balance tips to maximal happiness so we can enjoy everlasting bliss. What can we do to get there?

Our pursuit of happiness is like a coyote chasing a roadrunner. But what happens? Just like the roadrunner, happiness slips out of our hands every …