By Jay Knight

Jay knight is the pen name I have used to write three books. In 2014, I wrote a book entitled The Happy Class which was, for a short time, an Amazon best seller. In 1990, I was a co-founder of Discovery Zone, which made a lot of kids happy. Most of my career has been in helping to start companies and some of that background can be found here.

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By Jay Knight

There Are No Rules

There are no rules, only respect for yourself and others: If you can keep this concept near the center of all you do, it makes being happy easier. It’s really two concepts pulled together. First is ‘no rules.’ If you had no rules, then you would have no expectations of others and thus fewer disappointments. […]

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By Jay Knight

Practice can make you happier

You can actually improve your happiness level without changing your circumstances. It’s like singing. I’m a terrible singer, but with some guidance and practice, I would be less terrible. Happiness is like that. And while I have no interest in improving my singing ability, I am, and maybe you are as well, usually interested in […]

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By Jay Knight

There are no rules – just the Happy Class

There are no rules, only respect for yourself and others.  If you can keep this concept near the center of all you do, it makes being happy easier. It’s really two concepts pulled together.  First is ‘no rules’.If you had no rules, then there would be no expectations of others and thus no disappointments. No […]

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By Jay Knight

People Do Not Change

First, let me say that this is an exaggeration. People change all the time.  The problem is that very often they do not change the way you want them to. Missing this point can lead to spending time with, even marrying, the wrong people. If your boyfriend is rude and it bothers you a lot, […]

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By Jay Knight

Decisions – How to make them and stay happy

Welcome Back to the Happy Class – the previous post is here in case you missed it. https://www.discoverwalks.com/blog/columnist/jay-knight/the-happy-class-lets-get-started/ Making decisions can be one of the hardest things humans do. They fret. They worry. And they make themselves unhappy all during the process – and even afterward by second-guessing their decisions. I break decision-making into two […]

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By Jay Knight

The Happy Class – Let’s get started

By definition, being happy should be fun, not work. So let’s go have some fun… It is good to understand that there are two kinds of happiness. They are so similar, it can be hard to tell them apart at times. One type of happiness I call Situational Happiness. Like a first kiss with a […]