A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013



Monday, March 23, 2009

Sir's Random Dashes of Inspiration - Happiness

Happiness is an abstract concept. A lot of people (and I mean A LOT) have no idea what happiness is. I’m not saying those people aren’t bright, I’m just saying that they haven’t found something that manages to really make them enjoy something. Others have a wider conception of happiness, something more thoughtful.

The way I see it, happiness isn’t something you conceive in a moment and keep forever. A conception is shaped by the events that befall us in our lives, by the people we hang out with, by the way we think.

According to what I just said, I can’t really say I have a very good conception of happiness. I have wished for inaccessible things for too long and so I haven’t really jotted down a “real” conception of happiness in my mind yet… Thus, I don’t really know what makes me happy. You know, I’m not very picky or anything, it’s just I don’t really enjoy stuff like most people do. But that’s ok. Do you know why? Because even though there aren’t much things that do please me, there still are some.

Sure, you don’t get to do those things every day, but that’s a good thing, because if you did, you’d get bored pretty fast. You might not have a passion or any particular aim, so you might consider lazing off. Sure, lazing off can be relaxing and stuff, but it’s never satisfying. However, doing little things that bring you even a small level of fun can fill that time. Honestly, though, I hate not doing anything. Who doesn’t? And think of it this way : I'm probably the most pessimistic guy you will ever meet. So, what's holding you back?

But that’s not the point here.
You’ve probably read this and thought : Man, this guy can sure say a lot of stuff without really meaning anything.

And you’re right.

But, hey, don't tell me it didn't at least make you think for a little bit?
Anyways, to get to the point : Contempt is not a solution!
Find your inner awesomeness, enjoy it, let others enjoy it and spread the happiness.
If you don’t, the boogeyman will eat you in your sleep. :)


6 comments:

zorlone said...

Hey G,
It's been a while. I see that you have new posts already. I hope all is well with your schooling.

I want to share this quote from a famous Chinese:

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
-Confucius

Good luck!

Z

G. said...

Hey Zorlone,
First off, this is the work of one of my co-writers, Sir. He writes this column every Monday, so credit goes to him :P I have two other writers who contribute to this blog with me; people just don't seem to realize it lol.

But as for your quote, truer words were never said. Thank you for visiting!

Sir said...

@ G. :
Hey, you're still the one that started all this! :P

@ Zorlone :
Very good quote there, I should start quoting him as well... Thanks for reading, and for the comment as well!

@ The other readers :
Don't hesitate to comment as well, if you have anything at all to say!

Ja said...

hey!
well...im sur you would have get a great mark in ethique et culture.

Based of Renee theoret's point of view, everyone's perception of hapiness is different. It's a reflect of the values in wich we trust. (huh? does it make sense?)
hum..nevermind....let's put a quote..
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." Gandhi

in perfect agreement with your words. (at least....what i understood.)

yay

Sir said...

You know, you pretty much summed up my whole article in a couple sentences... T'as encore des chances! :P

Thanks for the comment :) (I got B+ :D)

zorlone said...

Zorlone@Sir,
It has been a while since I last visited your site. Been busy entering writing contests. LOL.

Just wanted to say that your happiness post has different levels in it. You said it yourself. It is abstract.

More power to your blog!

Z