This book comes with a warning. My parents raised me to be a positive, optimistic person, but my dad said, “Being positive and optimistic comes with a warning.” I said, “What’s the warning?” He said, “If you are too happy all the time, people can’t take it! They’ll just want to slap you.”

“Really!?” I asked.

He said, “They will think you are delusional, hard to relate to, or drinking. Be positive, but in degrees, not over the top.” Apply the useful ideas you read in these pages. They are designed to help you lead a more happy and productive life. Enjoy the joy it brings you. But in degrees, not overly so.

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