Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Key to Happiness - Finally Figured Out Life
I'm still trying to figure out life
I'll let you know when I solve it
The inherent flaw in my philosophy is that I assume life is a problem that requires solving.
I may need to stop presuming life is a problem in the first place...that's likely to be the key here. Stop seeing every little thing as a problem.
Just by having food to eat tonight you're better off than billions of people in the world.
There are so many depressed people out there, people that are looking for something, people I see that will never be happy - no matter how luxurious their life, or how easy.
I think being of a certain intelligence and mindfullness we sometimes overthink and come to a crossroads because of our thinking.
So much time is spent trying to figure out how to have fun, how to enjoy life, etc etc, when these things are supposed to be natural. We get so caught up in our boring, repetitious, day to day lives that we lose track of how to have fun - even if we knew at one point.
We begin to equate having fun to drinking a lot and ending up passed out, or doing drugs in some cases, or other activities that are societally acceptable but possibly hazardous to our health and not REALLY what we mean when we say we want to have fun.
How many of you have hobbies? Interests? I'm talking outside of what you study in school and outside of what you do at work. Sometimes these line up and your hobby is your job - in that case consider yourself incredibly lucky, because for most people this is not the case.
For most of us, your job is something you do so you dont starve. School is what you do to get that job. Your life is put on hold.
Don't put your life on hold. Go out and enjoy it. Don't think too much. What do you really enjoy? Find people that enjoy that same thing.
Texas Hold 'em? Play with friends, make it a weekly activity.
Like to work out? Get a gym partner.
I guarantee you, engaging yourself in activities you enjoy (with people you like) will make life much better.
Stop overthinking everything please.