Archive for Overview of the Option Method
In this talk, Bruce Di Marsico introduces the Option Method. He illustrates, via a story of a young woman going off to college, that whenever we are unhappy, we believe there is something to be unhappy about. He describes a mother unhappy about the event, a sister happy about the event, and a stranger neither [...]
In this talk, Bruce Di Marsico continues his introduction to the Option Method. He discusses that, while unhappiness is often a successful motivator, happiness can always be a better motivator than unhappiness: love of wealth instead of fear of poverty; desire for changes in society instead of hatred for society as it is. He also [...]
“If you believed that at this time tomorrow you were going to be unhappy, what would you feel now?”…
In this lecture, Bruce Di Marsico introduces the Option Method. The Option Method helps people who want to be happier examine why they believe they need to be unhappy. It was not created to force anyone to be happy. It discusses how unhappiness is founded on the judgment that “this is, indeed, a reason to [...]
A handout on the simple truth of happiness.
Handout on the simple truth of happiness.
A series of instructions on the Option Method.
A collection of Option quotes.
Essays on the Nature of Happiness and Unhappiness.
In conventional society, many moods are described as happiness. Happiness is not a mood.
Here is how the Option Attitude, Philosophy, and Method relate: if you know your happiness (the Option Attitude) you do not need to find your happiness via the Option Method. The Option Philosophy can aid in a deeper recognition of one’s own happiness for those who have become fundamentally aware of it. For those who [...]
In the moral sense it would have to follow that everything that is, including yourself, is truly good, in that nothing is bad (unhappiness causing).