December 10, 2020
A windfall landed today, boosting return percentages in the tracking spreadsheet I monitor diligently. I have measures to track numerate and volumetric quantitative returns, but none for my emotional or sympathetic responses. This seems to be a management flaw, although I know from past experience that I am loath to go down the path of creating a happiness index. Somehow happiness seems a by-product rather than an aspirational achievement. Too much analysis is required to determine triggering events that result in happiness. As happiness is both subjective and temporary, frequently it is recognised only when looking back at the past.