This was very interesting for someone like me who is constancy wishing I was happier or even happy in general. This was good for people that need that extra boost of happiness.
Why aren’t you happy, darn it?
This guest post was written by Rebecca Thorman, one of the first female Gen Y bloggers I “met” online. Many of you may know of Rebecca from her previous blog Modite, what you might not know is that Rebecca launched a new blog… Kontrary picks up where the rest of the web left off.
Ah, happiness. It’s so elusive, right? My guess is that you spend the great majority of your time online reading and
In fact, it seems that everything is “how to be rich, be happy, quit your day job, have sex every day and live well” and in these five buckets (happiness, money, work, life, relationships), we’re seeing people repeat the same things over and over to the point where there is no value anymore.
Seriously, how many times can you read about how to be creative or how to execute your idea? You probably would be great at doing what you love, but you are too afraid to do so because we’re
There’s nothing stopping anyone from doing what they want and living their highest values except most people try to live in other people’s values instead of their own, or they expect other people to live inside their values instead of recognizing they have their own as well.
Le sigh. I’d like to suggest two solutions:
1) Recognize that
2) Dive deeper. Happiness is not the be all and end all. There’s a whole lot more going on in the world like energy innovations, media, healthcare, philosophy, the sharing economy, technology, fashion, the food industry, political history. So, maybe stop reading so much about the processes of ideas, and
My guess is that by avoiding your pursuit of happiness for awhile, you’ll find more of it than you thought possible.
About Rebecca Thorman
There's a fortune I got in a fortune cookie once that I took a picture of with my phone. I look at it at times to remind me to chill the eff out. It says: "Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy." I like that.
Nice. I like that too. It's interesting how much emphasis we put on the process rather than just being. I've been meditating lately and that helps a bit with perspective as well :)