Denmark is often cited as the “happiest” country in the world, but an insider reveals that Danes confuse social safety with happiness. Peter and Paul ask the question, “Are you Happy or are you Playing it Safe?” Paul questions the relevance of “Age Appropriate Behaviour” in a society that embraces alternative life paths. We also discuss society’s distaste for “mediocrity” or “being average.”

  • Chris

    Once you figure out that you have to own the results of your actions, for the rest of your life, you think before you act. That’s being an adult and it happens to most people eventually. Accept it and move on . Things happen, whether you an adult or child and the only difference is how you react.

    • Hey Chris

      Thanks for your thoughts and we hope you continue to listen and comment.

      Best,

      P & P

  • Tony W

    Good work guys…good discussion topic.

    • Cheers Tony. We hope you are well and glad you are enjoying the show.

      P&P

  • Steve Vegas

    To answer your question guys, as to weather safety equals happiness.. I would have to definitely say No.

    I’ve been playing it safe for most of my life and I have to say, I rarely ever felt happy because of it. Happiness I think comes from the things that you enjoy and accomplishing. Even if it involves a lot of risk taking and stepping way out of your comfort zone.

    I think that once you step out of your comfort zone and head towards happiness, whatever you may think that would be. There would come a time where you find a new comfort in that what you are doing.

    I have to say, since a young age, I’ve been very disciplined. Guess from my parents, teachers, all the way to my martial arts instructor. Discipline was embedded in me. To learn, behave and react to the world.

    But now as I’ve gotten older, I relised it was really boring. Yes, I stayed safe, put others first, thinking I would get a sense of accomplishment. Yet I relised, people took advantage of that over and over again.

    So now I’ve developed a very thick skin, got very few holes in my boundaries-when needed. And really started to unleash the chaos. Where I actually feel comfortable now.

    Talking about ‘how the environment makes you feel and how you’re perceived’. I think comes from your current status within that environment. Either you’re a strong alpha male or just another dude in the corner.
    Two separate status types. Same person. Two different feelings within you. Strong and confident or timid and weak.

    I think there are two types of people in this world. One is the worker. The other, The hustler. And I think it’s within your nature that determines which type you become.

    Relating to the point of being Age Appropriate in different areas in your life. I think that a New Age has come where being age appropriate is not a issue anymore. I see people of all different ages doing all sorts of things that you may think are out of the norm. But as society see’s it, it’s all exceptable now.
    For example, 30’s are the new 20’s. 40’s are the new 30’s and so on.
    Being free, I think is the best feeling.

    Get inspired by people you really respect and trust. It will take you a long way.
    I’ve been inspired by a few people. I won’t name names but I see the success they have achieved. And when explaining it to me, if it makes logical sense, I would get inspired, take their knowledge and strive to create something for myself.

    Enjoy the journey to creating what you want. Even if you don’t reach your end goal. You would have learned so much more along the way if you never started in the first place.

    There are times in my life where the process is so fun and fulfilling in the moment, that I would extend the journey process. Just to continue getting that hit of adrenaline. Cause once you reach your goal, it’s all over.
    I guess you can call that procrastinating as well – but in a good way 🙂

    Steve V

  • Anthony Dhir

    I’m really sorry guys but I so wanted to enjoy this podcast. However, Peter keeps hijacking everytime Paul tries to speak with a vocabulary and style which is far to casual and unstructured and makes it almost so boring to follow. I am 45 min into the podcast and nothing of worth has been said. Paul is a very articulate speaker and he has a direction when he tries to speak that makes it easier for the listener. Sorry Pete, but you gotta stop yourself from jumping in and interrupting Paul all the time. Doing an professional podcast should follow a structured protocol. Its a skill that needs to be learned rather than just blabbing into a microphone.

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