Gretchen Rubin

Story: Tell Me What You Want for Dinner.

For the weekly videos, I now tell a story. I’ve realized that for me, and I think for many people, a story is what holds my attention and makes a point most powerfully.

This week’s story: Tell me what you want for dinner.

This story highlights one of the aspects of happiness that I find most fascinating: when do we add to the happiness of others by asking, taking, and receiving?


Does this story strike a chord with you? Or do you disagree -- do you think that making requests like that seems demanding or selfish?

If you want to read more along these lines, check out…

Story: You can be generous by taking.

To make a friend, ask someone for a favor.

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