So, our happiness is earned after we suffer unpleasantness. It's earned after we suffer through a lot of work, pain and unhappiness.
But, how do you know if you've endured enough unpleasantness to finally deserve your happiness?
Do we really have to endure to the end? Suffer patiently until the end of our lives?
Another sad part of this enduring game is that we must be "responsible adults." And responsible adults can never really endure enough unpleasantness to really deserve happiness. Maybe when we retire we can finally get our long awaited reward of happiness. Maybe.
But, then put on top of us needing to "earn" our happiness, the idea of buying happiness is laid on top.
Ever tricked someone by making caramel apples and hiding a caramel onion in the batch?
This is the same thing...
This is the equivalent to the caramelized onion.
If you spend enough money to give you the illusion and conditions for happiness, you start to taste the onion in the form of worry, guilt and needing to work even more.
And we all know that worrying is the easiest and most popular way to frighten away happiness. So, we never stop working, we never stop spending money, we never stop worrying and we are never really happy.
Perfect conditions for a slave economy.
Happiness is a fleeting little bird that keeps flying just out of reach.
It's the light at the end of a dark never ending tunnel.
It's the thought that, "When I have ______, then I will be happy."
But the truth is,
there is no real way to happiness.
Happiness is the experience in living fully and in the moment.
Making the most of what we have now.
Making our current situation beautiful.
Exploring all that this moment has to offer.
Happiness is the journey, not the destination.
So set yourselves free.
Decide to be happy in this moment and experience true freedom.