The Pursuit Of Happiness

Most people aren’t very happy.

They get mad easily.

They get ‘road rage’. Someone pulling in front of them is enough to ruin their day.

They go to the supermarket and yell at the workers.

They always find something to be annoyed or angry about.

In my opinion, this behaviour is just about one of the stupidest things you can do.

Sure, sometimes anger is warranted.

But most of the time, let it go, and stop letting these moments ruin your day.

No matter what happens, what things you get, where you go. Your experience of life will be approximately the same.

It’s not getting any better.

You happiness and experience of life is much more down to how you percieve it than to what kind of material possesions you may have.

Amazing Experiences Aren’t That Amazing 🔗︎

I remember hearing people talk about the magnificent streets of Rome, the wonders of Europe. The beautiful streets of Croatia, the amazing beaches in Spain.

Then I went there. I experienced all there was to experience in Europe.

And you know what happened.

I felt the same.

Waiting for the bus to take me to another part of London had me feeling the same way I feel waiting for the bus to take me to just another day at school back home.

The Mona Lisa didn’t fill me with joy or wonder, it was just another painting.

Now am I numb to happiness and appreciation? Maybe.

Happiness and Appreciation 🔗︎

But the more and more that life goes on, I realise that this happiness and appreciation isn’t specific to certain items that society had deemed to be ‘special’.

This happiness and appreciation carries over to all other aspects of my life.

Appreciating a great paiting in the Louvre is the same process as appreciating the beautiful trees on your walk to work in the morning.

It’s all the same.

It’s all what you make of it.