What do we want as we negotiate the stages of life?  2,300 years ago the Greek philosopher Aristotle gave his answer:

By the time we reach mature adulthood, we have learned that happiness is a result of choices we make and keep on making.

Not all choices have equal impact.  Some have moderate entertainment value and others bring temporary elation.  Here are ten choices that have profound and long-lasting effect on our quality of life.  They are presented as either/or choices, but in real life we tend to move back and forth between the two extremes.

"Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life,
the whole aim and end of existence."

As difficult as the decisions may be in themselves, the more difficult issue is making them stick.  How can we keep reinforcing the decisions long enough to reap the benefits that create happiness?

The answer: we need to be in the company of people who are on the same path that we have chosen.

This program is designed to give insight for personal growth in the context of ongoing contact with others who are also growing.
Consciously choosing what is beneficial
Being a passive victim of circumstances
Adapt to stages and
Settle into habits that
do not work well
Full awareness of self and surroundings
Major on distractions and diversions
Have a satisfying purpose in living
Drift through time and circumstances
Fulfill our basic
human needs
Settle for mere survival
Show our true self
in relationships
Replay unsatisfying 
Live peaceably
Live contentiously
Attend to spiritual
Act as if you are only
a physical body
Do something that benefits others
Pay attention only to your own needs
Live in authentic community
Withdraw into emotional isolation