Who are you, Mark?

My name is Mark Avery. I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia.

I call myself ‘Mr Bashful’ when I speak at Speakers’ Corner. It’s easy for the passers-by to remember, and it’s easy to google. Plus, I want my readers to know that to be happy we don’t need to be dynamic and effervescent, like many of the happiness gurus.

Q. ‘What are your qualifications? Your profession?’
Don’t judge the worth of what I have to say by the qualifications I have or don’t have. Or by my profession. If you want to decide if the ideas presented have merit, evaluate them.

2 Responses to Who are you, Mark?

  1. Alexander Gonda says:

    Hi Mr. Bashful, my name’s Alex.

    Firstly, I saw you speak yesterday at the Speaker’s corner outside NSW art gallery and thought what you had to say (despite the interruptions from others!) was really quite profound (regarding core happiness being essential, compared to the short termed sensations bursts of pleasure and pain).

    I’ll definitely browse through you’re blog, and ‘follow’ your twitter now. I think I have a few things to learn from this!

    Be in touch soon mate,


    • Mr Bashful says:

      Thank you, Alex!
      I remember you, of course. I hope you get something out of the blog/book.
      As for Twitter, I haven’t tweeted for a few years, which means you won’t be besieged by tweets.
      Good luck to you!

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