Opposites tend to attract in relationships. Often you will see a very upbeat person partnered with a whinner, who is always seeing the glass half empty (although it is impossible to have a glass half empty in real life—it the glass is empty, it is empty!) In short, you are responsible for your own happiness. The realization that you are responsible for your own happiness can greatly empower you. It can help you to stop making your happiness dependent on external influences – such as money, tangible assets, people, and how your career progresses. Remember, within 2-3 years you become a reflection of the people you hang out with. Select a very small group of “happy” people and spend time with them. More than simply a positive mood, happiness is a state of well-being that encompasses living a good life—that is, living a life with a sense of meaning and deep satisfaction. More to come.