Surveys show time and again that happiness is what most people want the most.
However, in our pursuit of this holy grail, we can become narrow-minded, blinkered and judgemental: This is beneficial for my happiness; this is not. I want more of this but less of that; this is good; this is bad....
Happiness thus involves judgements about life. We use it as a gauge for wellbeing and satisfaction.
This can lead to an endless, treadmill-like journey towards happiness.
If we are 'looking' for happiness, what happens once we've found it? Or more interestingly, what happens with all the time passing us by and events happening around us while we're busy focussing on this one pursuit?
How about focussing on what's interesting in life; on making the mundane fascinating once more; on being curious and fill life with wonder; seeing what's right in front of you and be grateful for that; creating meaning - for yourself and others; staying true to your values and be a person of good and honest character, aiding to this world instead of just using it?
Your life - your choice!
This is a daily, micro-blog, taking less than 2 minutes to read, offering you insights into how presumptions, beliefs and stories shape our lives and worldview, for better or worse.