Saturday, 13 August 2011

There are two kinds of people I know of, one is sad, the other is happy-sad. It is so much easier to be sad. The old philosophers always tried to find out the dazzling key to happiness, and apart from a few cool Hedonist chaps, most of them gravely say that happiness is in God/The Ultimate/salvation and all that. I mean, eternal happiness is always seen in something that we cannot perceive. (Oh yes apart from the Paolo Coelho-ian 11 minutes maximum, as they say). Happiness is seen as momentary flashes, episodes in our lives that predominate the memory often, like a mother seeing her newborn. It's not eternal because life provides us with too many things otherwise. But sometimes we forget the charm of this little happy moments to try to seek the Greater thing that in all probability is too intangible.


We strive for the eternal bliss. Paradoxical as it may sound, we take immense pain in trying to achieve it as well. And we are so shifty in our idea of happiness. There's joy in winning, and conversely there's joy in seeing someone else lose. It gives a feeling of contentment to know that what you probably could not do, someone else cannot either. The confidence grows at the expense of someone else's failure, unable to interpret the fact that the same failure might at some time be yours.

We mortals have created bubbles around us of self confidence. They work as long as they aren't pricked hard enough. After that, we all are the same vulnerable souls.




P.S: It's not bad to contemplate once in a while, I guess. :P


4 comments:

Waled Aadnan said...

Strange to note that there aren't too many symbolic celebrations or acknowledgements of a state in which we spend a good part of our lives in. Wonder what drives human beings to want to deny large portions of their lives and cling onto the flashes of happiness.

Olive Oyl said...

I suppose the Eternal Bliss is overrated, the reason why people always underrate the state of affairs they otherwise are in.

Eon Heath said...

Hey, Hi

true, we often end up looking at teh closed door for a bit too long n miss the ones those were open...
happiness lies in those small moments of joy...we dont ahve to search for happiness, we can be happy wenever we wish to be...
:)

nice wirte...


Regards,
Eon Heath
(The one you still dont know.. :P)

Olive Oyl said...

He-Who-has-not-been-known, howdy!

Anyway, the basic point is that we all can pretty much be happy when we choose to be. :)