Success is being a laughter yogi…


“To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of elder people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty and goodness in others;

To find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

To know that even one life has breathed easier because you lived.

This is to have succeeded in life.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson




Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882), American poet, lecturer, essayist, and leader transcendentalist movement. Photo Source: Wikipedia




Each one of us has our own definition of ‘Success’. The definition that I like most is the one above by Ralph Waldo Emerson that brings out as to what it means to have succeeded in life…Most of us spend our lives running after the material things…and I am not an exception…But, do note that none of these material things find any place in the above definition…In fact, it makes us aware as to what really is important in this ephemeral world and thus provides us the right understanding vital for leading this life…

Success means to laugh often and much…This poem by Emerson is a favorite of mine and I dedicate it to all the ‘laughter yogis’ who make me laugh…


4 thoughts on “Success is being a laughter yogi…

  1. The poem basically asks us to have positive approach in life, ” the Most Critical Factor” to ever remain Happy in Life.

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