Monday, April 21, 2014

The Happiest Man in America

    I found this article that I thought relates to theories of masculinity. The Huffington Post Article was titled "Is Alvin Wong, 2010's 'Happiest Man In America,' Still Happy?."

   In 2010, The New York Times was  asked to dub "The Happiest Man In America" based on its annual Gallup- Healthways Well-Being Index. The Happiest Man in America was Alvin Wong. He was described as a tall, Asian-American, observant Jew who is at least 65 years old. He lives in Hawaii with his wife and three children. He also runs his own business and has a household income of more than $120,000 a year.

   Wong is now 72 years old. Wong's answer to the question if he is still the happy after being dubbed the Happiest Man In America is Yes. Wong says the mantra that kept him happy before the fame still works for him today. "Since being named the happiest man in America, I've done a lot of reading and research on this stuff," he says. "I learned about myself ... And I think, for my own sake, I've come to terms with what is the secret to my happiness. It's attitude."Wong certainly doesn't show any signs of slowing down. In addition to his motivational speaking, he maintains an herb garden and loves to cook Asian cuisine and barbecue for the neighboring university students (but says his wife does it better).

Here is the link to the article

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