A couple days ago it was in the news that the New York Times found the happiest person in America. He's right here on Oahu.
"The New York Times asked Gallup to come up with a statistical composite for the happiest person in America, based on the characteristics that most closely correlated with happiness in 2010. Men, for example, tend to be happier than women, older people are happier than middle-aged people, and so on.
Gallup’s answer: he’s a tall, Asian-American, observant Jew who is at least 65 and married, has children, lives in Hawaii, runs his own business and has a household income of more than $120,000 a year. A few phone calls later and ...
Meet Alvin Wong. He is a 5-foot-10, 69-year-old, Chinese-American, Kosher-observing Jew, who’s married with children and lives in Honolulu. He runs his own health care management business and earns more than $120,000 a year."
Okeedokee. I have the Asian part going for me. I'm married and have two children AND I live in Hawaii. I thought I was, but I guess I'm not the happiest person in America. The Star Advertiser said there are only a handful of men who are Asian and of the Jewish faith.
What strikes me as interesting is that for all the pain and suffering Jewish people have had to face, people belonging to that faith are considered the happiest. My mother has always repeated that to know great joy, you have to know what is great pain.
Art wouldn't approve of me having a sex change operation but in a few years I'll be over 65 and have one more thing going for me. Hmmm... I wonder what kind of business I should start...