Happiness will always be an illusion when you’re too afraid to be happy, and can’t appreciate all the small things happening around just for you.
Once you spot a person who is Mad, well, a Mad person, whom you get to know at some point of your life- and for one reason or another you decided to hang out with that Mad person. Be sure that soon you’ll find many other seemingly Mad people around you, like it or not.
At this point, you’ve choice whether you want to keep up, and become the Maddest- or, run away. Will you be a smart lad/lass, thinking you will pretend to enjoy the Madness? Just for a while?
Pretty soon you won’t have to pretend. Because, no matter how strong your sanity you think you’ve- it will pass, sooner or later.
And, my dear fellow, you will become yet another Mad person. Just like the others- welcome to the Mad world.
“Most people overestimate what they can do in 1 year and underestimate what they can do in 10 years.” —Bill Gates
Sharing this due to my nature of looking at things in the longer term. You need to live on the moments and so on- however, how these small pieces of events tied together in a loop, and build something over the years vs decades are something you need to be thoughtful about.
You’re an artist when your day to day led by your life, and occasionally you disrupt it to go to the direction based on your needs and wants.
Rock on, you only live once. :))
“One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection.
A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.”
It was an interesting route to hit into “Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn“- as if, you can see what you want to see. Looks like I will have to dig his works more.
“You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them.
But when you’ve robbed a man of everything he’s no longer in your power — he’s free again.“
“Allah does not judge because he is angry, he judges because he loves us. Parents are the same, and this why, no matter what you do, they will always judge you with touch of a feather.”
Just read it on a Quora. It struck me wonderfully- because I tend to judge (which is very rare) only the things that I love. For everything else, my stock thoughts are like determining whether “the thing” is worth of “time” and “actions”- if not, I pass and move on.
For what is worth, when you stop judging stuffs, you’ll notice and understand things more deeply.
Ability to share a part of what is most valuable to you are called Generosity. Ensuring the sharing is worthy are called Wisdom.