Are you stressed? Listen to this song, problem solved. Depressed? Put this song on, you’re happy. Feeling sorry for yourself? Boom.

Sha la la la la oh baby

Quick Path to Enlightenment? Better than another effing meaningful quote on a sketchy background on Pinterest.

Sing it out loud, seriously, but not at all seriously, for extra strength.

What’s that in the wind? It’s Al Green, the reverend of happiness:

*Or, you could meditate for 20 years. Even then, you’d probably be just another neurotic Buddhist.

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michael Oct 1, 2013 8:20pm

what do you mean by "neurotic" buddhist?

Vision_Quest2 Jun 7, 2012 6:37pm

Well, I've been all the way from "Miami Vice" … to NYC … and for stress reduction, the next stop could be "Hawaii Nice" ,by the then Blackwater Refuge:

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