Finding Happiness in Hanoi


Finding Happiness in Hanoi

By: Dr. Laura Gallaher

Summary Points:

  • I believe happiness is an internal choice, not an external gift
  • My thoughts drive my feelings, and I control my thoughts (once I know what they are)
  • Sometimes it’s really hard for me – I’m still very human

read time :6 minutes


Sometimes I really piss people off. It isn’t my intention. My intention is to change people’s thinking because my life improved when I changed my own.

How do I piss people off?

Well, I tell them that I believe happiness is a choice. And that it comes from within.

I have heard clichés all my life:

  • “Money doesn’t buy happiness”
  • “You can’t be happy with somebody else until you’re happy with yourself”

And some clichés are clichés for a reason. Alright, enough with the word cliché.

I spent most of my life thinking that happiness is a result of external things. “I will be happy...