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I'm Mark Manney. 10 years ago, I escaped the corporate office in Seattle to travel the world, start a global sales agency, and make music as Abscondo. I'm also a husband of 20 years and a proud father to a 5-year-old daughter. My ultimate dream is to create the People Economy to set you free. 

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I have been thinking about this as there is a lot of dicosusisn going on in the media about what makes a person happy, and indeed what is happiness. To me it is a state of mind but what makes me happy? There are all the usual trite comments about money, health, property. However I can think of many people who have these, all or in any mix, and are not happy. There is also one which is being mooted around that you can create happiness by doing a good turn for a stranger every day. In this climate I can foresee a lot of problems if a good deed is forced on someone, not everyone would accept it in the spirit it is meant. From several happenings and dicosusisns I have had this week I have come to the conclusion that what makes me happy is friendship. For this and in this I am truly happy. I hope this does not make me seem smug but it is how I feel, I know it is not advice but hope other contributors may feel the same way.

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