Friday, July 28, 2023

2 Minutes. Go!

Maybe it's the promise of happiness that dooms us. A bunch of gangly creatures stumbling around feeling like we deserve to be happy. Rabbits don't think they deserve to be happy. Wolves don't think they should spend all their time smiling. We're set up with unrealistic expectations. It's the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Not a guarantee. It seems like it's a fairly recent thing, this notion that we should be constantly cheery. 

What if we were taught that we had to find happiness? What if that was the first, most important thing we learned? 

Finding what makes you happy is probably more important than knowing how you divide fractions. It probably matters more than the periodic table. It's more relevant for most people that mitochondria. 

The craziest thing to me is that some people just give up on being happy. Decide it isn't in the cards for them. Decide that you shouldn't be happy in life. I know I can be happy. It's in the Declaration of Independence, for Christ's sake - it's just up to me to make it happen.

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