The Secret to Happiness Is? Learn How to Be Happy | Dad University

While the world is consumed with the pursuit of worldly pleasures, happiness seems to elude us all. Man surely is more privileged today than he ever was; yet, the void in his life is getting bigger. The good news is that the attainment of happiness isn’t at all as difficult as we may have thought.

In this motivational video, we will unveil the secret to happiness and self-improvement……hold your breath! – check it out! I don’t mind spoiling it, the secret is gratitude. It is nearly impossible to be depressed if you are grateful. Feeling gratitude is something you can practice and muscle you can build.


Transcript Provided by YouTube:

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in this video we will unveil the secret
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of happiness now you’re probably saying
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no way Jason I found the answer
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[Music]
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hello I’m Jason Kreitman and this is dad
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University today we’ve got something
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extra special for you the holy grail of
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self-improvement that’s right I have
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found the key to happiness and I’m gonna
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share it with you today I’m not gonna
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make you wait the entire length of the
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video to find out the secret I’m gonna
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give it to you right away the secret is
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gratitude that’s right
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stick with me for the rest of this video
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and you’ll learn how to turn that frown
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upside down while we men often think
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that women are the ones with the mood
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swings we can get in our own funk as
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well whether we’re having problems in
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our relationship the kids are driving us
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crazy or maybe our job isn’t going as
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well as we had hoped so I’m gonna ask
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you to take a step back and we’re gonna
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fight the funk with gratitude here’s
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what you can do first buy a journal or a
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book we’re gonna call this our gratitude
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journal there’s also some apps that you
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can use on your phone that’ll also help
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you with gratitude place this journal
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next to your bed and when you wake up in
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the morning the first thing you should
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do is grab your journal right
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specifically I am grateful for fill in
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the blank if you can’t think of anything
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that you’re grateful for that day
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maybe you’re grateful for breathing
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maybe you’re grateful for having a roof
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over your head you can make it simple it
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doesn’t have to be complex
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the second thing stop complaining
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negative thoughts bring more negative
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thoughts if you’re complaining about
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other people if you’re complaining about
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yourself if you’re complaining about
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places and things and all kinds of stuff
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around you stop this one’s not easy but
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you have to be
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conscious about your complaining and you
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need to stop if you have to use a rubber
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band and snap your wrist to stop
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complaining this is a crucial one you
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might still have negative thoughts but
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we don’t want you to verbalize it don’t
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complain to your friends don’t complain
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to your spouse and certainly don’t
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complain to your kids the next step turn
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the negative thought into a positive
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thought and even do it verbally if you
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can so if you’re sitting in traffic and
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normally you would complain instead
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think of it as a time to possibly call a
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friend or to listen to some music you
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want to change the negative thought into
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a positive in the beginning it’s going
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to be very difficult but you have to do
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it in practice
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next at dinner time assuming you’re
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having dinner with your family go around
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the table and each person will share two
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positive things that happen today as
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well as something that they’re grateful
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for this is an important exercise for
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you and your children now before you go
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to sleep repeat the same exercise that
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you did when you first got up write down
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three items that you are grateful for
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in your journal if they happen to be the
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same items that’s fine but you want to
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end the day on a positive note gratitude
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is like a muscle it doesn’t happen
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overnight this is something that takes
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practice I can tell you first hand that
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this positively affected my life when
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I’m down or in a funk I actually look to
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gratitude to bring me back up and it
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works I hope these tips work for you as
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well if you’ve enjoyed this video please
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subscribe to our channel and if you want
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the description below see you next time


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