Ok, ladies and gents. Decided to stay in last night and watch a movie. I ended up watching Olympus Has Fallen and Admission. For some odd reason at 5am in the morning, I had the urge to write about happiness. Just another day in the life of me. 🙂
What does it take to be happy? WHAT… does it take to be happy? What does it TAKE… to be Happy? We repeat it, over and over again hoping that the inflections and pauses in our voice do more than emphasize the importance of the question. We hope that it’ll grasp at that small minute thread dangling in front us. Hoping that if we tip-toed we can grasp it right in between the fingers, just enough to begin unraveling the ball of seemingly endless yarn that encapsulates …, well what we hope to be the answer.
Once undressed, would we find all it takes is what we thought all along? Hard work and perseverance. A skewed 3rd law, that exerted effort equate to as much happiness received? Or is it relying on the intimate relationships we’ve built over the years, honoring filial piety or by manipulating and taking advantage of each others desires. Or do you support yourself with another well known friend, accomplice, that confidant. Mary J is her name, and she will support you whenever,wherever you want her to, giving you long highs , soaring on the back of sluggish creativity.
Maybe we should associate with someone who is a little more legally friendly to the increasing of our country’s revenue. A couple puffs of Doha giving several instants of short lived highs, urging , craving for the next quick puff. We become dependent on the next quick high, buying expensive clothes, expensive watches, expensive friends, expensive lifestyle, and it’s nothing else, but never ever enough. We hope that the next quick high lasts a little longer like notions of the American Dream , religious purpose, nationalistic objectives, or long set goals, but it plateaus eventually. Or does it only take what I’ve been repeating all along? “Hope”. Hope that we find the “Peace [that] comes from within. ” – Buddha.