In follow up to the "Good Vibrations Theory", I'd like to share a little bit about the "Art of Interaction" with you today.
I have two friends:
One believes that the more people smile, the more miserable they are.
My other friend introduced me to the concept of "The Art of Interaction".
Following a line of logic similar to "Maximize (healthy) Joy and Minimize (unnecessary) Suffering", the second friend described his devotion to the art of interaction like this:
"You see, I like to think, that, if I accomplish nothing else in a day, I've done something positive for other people. 'The Art of Interaction' is all about the opportunity inherent within every encounter, throughout every day... Either I can be positive, neutral, or negative. The Art of Interaction is all about finding a way to be as positive and beneficial as I can be in each interaction. Whether it's the mayor... or someone in a checkout line... Each of those moments is an opportunity where I can step up and do my best to positively impact another person. It's kind of like a game really".
So you can see, I prefer to play this game, to meet the challenge and practice this art, because, when my life is ending, I'd like to think that I took every opportunity available to me to make the world a happier place. Like they say:
Also, some Brene Brown. Because, why not?