Titanic Submarine Disaster: OH View of This News

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“A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths are a statistic,” said Joseph Stalin, and this tragedy of the Titanic Submarine reminds me of this exact quote. 

I mean, I didn’t want to write my opinion about the Titanic Submarine situation until I heard a speech by former U.S. President Barack Obama expressing a similar opinion to mine. He said that the whole world is talking about the potential loss of five lives, while at the same time there were 700 who also died at sea.

When I first heard about this news, I thought, “Why is this more important than the lives of two people who die every second worldwide, many of which come from unnatural causes?”

Yes, the loss of these five people is a tragedy and there should be no difference in the value we place on an individual’s life. However, this Titanic Submarine tragedy shows that, in practice, we make this calculation differently. So on the submarine, we had:

  1. Hamish Harding – British billionaire
  2. Stockton Rush – CEO of OceanGate
  3. Shahzada Dawood – Pakistani billionaire
  4. Suleman Dawood – 19-year-old son of Shahzada Dawood; and
  5. Paul-Henri Nargeolet – former French Navy diver

On a boat of 700 dead, we don’t know the names of those who perished or their backgrounds. I guess they weren’t significant enough for us to care. And what about the two people who die every second worldwide? Shouldn’t we equally talk about their lives and the circumstances surrounding their deaths? 

I understand that the magnitude of all the suffering that is occurring worldwide can be overwhelming. For that reason, my personal solution is to try to leave the world a little better than I found it.

I do it by addressing my negative contribution to the state of the world and giving something extra. In my case, I focus on trying to make people happier since a happy individual outperforms an unhappy one in many ways that matter, such as being more productive, altruistic, and overall acting like a better human being. 

What I’d ideally like to see is everyone making the same commitment, even if they choose to focus their attention on different topics of contribution. And if we all do that, then perhaps the death of every single individual will be worth noting, and many of the problems we have today will be automatically addressed.

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Roman Russo: Author of Optimal Happiness

Roman Russo wasn't always happy and struggled with his own negative emotions, anxieties, and depression, until one day he pledged to resolve this part of life, whatever it took. The journey took 6 years, but it was worth it. Today, Roman considers himself to be one of the happiest people alive, part of the 1% of the happiest elite, and he now teaches others a working and universal happiness formula to reach a similar goal. He offers his best advice on Optimal Happiness social media, newsletter, blog, and books, and teaches a complete and unconditional happiness formula in his online courses.

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“The problem is that of optimization,” states Roman Russo, author of Optimal Happiness: The Fastest & Surest Way To Reach Your Happiest Potential. There is plenty of advice on how to be happier or less sad, but no one is speaking about how to become the happiest we can be. And this is the difference that makes all the difference. By not looking at our maximum potential for happiness, we fall short of achieving it. After all, we all have hundreds of ideas on how to be happier or less sad, but most people still feel like they are not living their best lives. As such, Optimal Happiness explores the question of how to be the happiest we can be, regardless of who we are, where we are from, and what our life circumstances are. It proposes a complete and unconditional formula for happiness and explains how you too can become happy today and forever, inviting you to join the 1% happiness elite and become one of the happiest people alive.

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