My most surprising discovery in the last five years is that peace and happiness are skills. These are not things you are born with. Yes, there is a genetic range. And a lot of it is conditioning from your environment, but you can un-condition and recondition yourself. You can increase your happiness over time, and it starts with believing you can do it. It’s a skill. Just like nutrition is a skill, dieting is a skill, working out is a skill, making money is a skill, meeting girls and guys is a skill, having good relationships is a skill, even love is a skill. It starts with realizing they’re skills you can learn. When you put your intention and focus on it, the world can become a better place.
-The Almanack of Naval Ravikant
Happiness is a skill.
Mindset is a skill.
Success is a skill.
Fulfillment is a skill.
And what do these all take?
Ownership and responsibility.
Yet most people are stuck in victim mentality, blaming others for their perceived misfortune.
Ironically they probably have a smartphone and thus have access to the worlds information and could use their phone to learn anything, become anything, do anything.