As much as it pains me to quote Rocky Balboa, the man had this right: “You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” When you think about what was one of the most successful movies in the world, written by a “nobody” (which is what Stallone was at the time) and starring a “nobody” (same observation) and about a man nobody gave much credit to (Balboa), the statement reflects what made Balboa a great fighter: No matter how many times or how hard he was hit, he just kept coming back.  That, my friends, is how a successful life is built; is lived.

The reality is that no one’s life is perfect.  Rich people have problems that result from being rich.  Poor people have problems that result from being poor.  Maybe “challenges” is a better word than “problems.”  Smart people have challenges.  Not so smart people have challenges. Married people have challenges.  Single people have challenges.  Good looking people, ugly people, fat people, skinny people, educated and uneducated people… PEOPLE have problems.  That’s one of the realities of life that none of us can escape. If you see someone and think they’re living a perfect life free of challenges, I assure you that you’re not seeing the whole picture.

So what makes some people happier than others?

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