The lonely road to happiness
Happiness is a lonely road.
You might be thinking that I’m talking out of some sort of sad, self loathing place that I’ve recently been too. I am not, I am merely making the observation that some aspects of our personal happiness are best experienced alone.
Granted a lot of a family some of us have spouses or life partners and some of us even have kids of our own. While that does make most of us feel happy, even those that love, know and understand us as well as they do cannot comprehend what truly makes us happy and content with our lives. There comes a time in our lives when even they cannot walk alongside us on our road as they have not been equipped well for the journey, nor can we accompany them as well.
Some individuals on this planet, however, feel the need to deny or ignore that which makes them happy. I knew of a few individuals who felt that the pursuit of happiness was an unproductive endeavor as it did not provide for them the material wealth they so desired, or that it was an elusive goal that seemed hard for others other than themselves to comprehend and that they’d be mocked by others for the chance to find contentment. I can understand these two points well
While the pursuit of material wealth in and of itself is not a bad thing, we have to keep in mind that ultimately things get old and outlive their useful usefulness. The world around us does not benefit from material things but rather the thought and intent behind them. If giving things to others based on a genuine need is what truly makes you happy then by all means go for it. As for the others, I hate to go back on what I’ve said, but unless your happiness is derived from the suffering of others or yourself, there’s really no reason not to pursue your bliss.
It took a long time for me to understand what really made me happy. Granted, I pick the pieces include along the way and I didn’t draw the conclusion until recently after a recent discussion with a friend of mine. I realize that the things that make me happy while others could not comprehend those things, it’s really not for them to understand or even care. yes there is room in our lives for us to walk that lonely road to happiness in a manner that makes us comfortable and content, you should never be scared to do so. Be brave and find that which makes you feel content.
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