What "Living Well" Is About
is not a gift someone else can give you, it is not even something
you can get for yourself, it just happens as a by-product of living
well. It's never been easy to live well; it takes a set of skills
that we name by such words as wisdom, joy, generosity, patience.
surprised when I refer to these attributes as "skills";
we usually think that people are born with these qualities, or that
we learn them through experience. But if you look closely, you will
see that there are things you can do, exercises you can practice,
knowledge you can learn, habits you can change, that can help you
acquire wisdom, experience joy, practice generosity, cultivate patience.