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Alvin Wong

Alvin Wong is a retired Hospital and Group Practice Administrator. He served for over 25 years as a hospital administrator and physician recruiter in Honolulu. He helped start two new hospitals on O‘ahu and spent more than 15 years as administrator for two group practices with more than 20 physicians. He also owned a company that managed two radiation treatment facilities on O‘ahu.

His Story: On March 5, 2011 I became the happiest person in America, according to the NY Times. Go to:

Since then my life has never been the same: an-middle-aged-children-parents-gallop-alvin-wong-13089460

During the last year, I have had many interviews and the most frequently-asked question has been: What is the secret to your happiness? The truth is that I had no secret. I have spent the year trying to answer this question to those who ask and for my own satisfaction. I call this my search for my happiness. During this journey, I have learned many things about myself and happiness in general.

One of the Gallup Polls Profile items for the theoretical happiest person in America is that you have be over 65 years old. I believe this is true. Seniors hold many secrets to leading a happy life because of their life experiences. Now that I am 72 years old, I would like to discuss why my life is so happy.

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