I am really interested in happiness...
There was a great article a couple of months ago about it in the NY Times by Jon Gertner, The pursuit of happiness. Basically, the idea is that the things we think will make us happy (that new MP3 player, that new BMW 528) will only bring temporary joy. This is a great article.
I am reminded about how much my thinking changed after reading 'What Should I Do With My Life' (Fast Company Adaptation) by Po Bronson. I have to admit that part of me judged success by the 'things' that I had or wanted. That isn't really the case any more... and I find myself questioning a lot of the stuff in my life... except my MP3 Player... and my Tablet PC... you get the idea.
My question is - how do you define happiness? What makes you happy? Is it work? Have you found a job you love - do you have alignment of your personal and proffesional life?