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Forum Post: Happiness; A Reminder

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 7, 2011, 7:17 p.m. EST by NoAliasAdam (7)
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For all the bickering back and forth, from side to side, conservative to liberal, may I remind everyone that our greatest aspiration in life is happiness. Simply that; happiness

I travelled and lived for a long while in the mountainous region of north eastern Turkey (it was awesomely beautiful). Out there the residents did not have their education paid for by the government, they did not have running water brought into their homes by the government, yet they were, we were, happy and contented. I am telling you this because I think some in our beautiful movement who lean more towards the left end of the political spectrum have been convinced by the Wests’ idea of success and happiness. I’ll tell you, having an education and a job and paved streets is nice but it is not crucial for happiness. If we want to accomplish the most radical things with this movement, it would be to remind ourselves that all the branding of a good and satisfactory life is exactly that, it’s branding, we’ve been sold the idea that being successful and happy is having an education, getting a well paying job, having street lights to guide the traffic. Please don't misunderstand me, I’m not saying we should be without these things and a government has no compulsion to provide them, just that we need to remember that life is a beautiful thing and happiness is our greatest hope. I see signs that say, “live simply, so that others may simply live,” and I wonder if we’ve taken it truly to heart. Maybe we have the wrong desires…Maybe?

This video made me smile. Great song. Lets learn to play in our planet again!!




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