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Some scientists are saying "hedonic well-being" (like that found here)
is much less important than the pursuing the life goals you hold dear.
In fact, they feel despite less day-to day pleasure, fulfilling goals can
improve the late in life health of the average stressed out family man.
I certainly believe long term goals are important - I have quite a few -
yet I believe the little silly moments are quite important for us all too.
I think the study was frowning more on dreams of riches and fame
but technically, my rhymes bring extrinsic pleasure just the same.
New shoes or jewelry might entice some women to smile longer.
Some would grin more for that millionaire's house down yonder.
Others want to attend the swanky parties with the stars.
Many spend too much money buying crazy fancy cars.
I think my rhymes represent the beneficial kind of extrinsic.
To have no fleeting silly moments at all just seems sadistic.
Who doesn't need a happy boost to defeat day to day strife?
I do. Rhyming smiling happiness propels me through my life.
© Rachel Hoyt 2011. All rights reserved.
This rhyme was written in response to a verse challenge from Rhymes for Our Times.
Sharing this in the Poetry Potluck also makes me happy.
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