The age old question of mankind has been revolving around one single thing. what is feeling content? what is the purpose of life? what is it that makes us happy and content and what does living feels like?
I have visited numerous websites, i have taken advice of various shrinks, and i feel that no one can help us but ourselves. Typing up our happiness to worldly things is a futile effort. The more we do that, the bar of happiness will get escalated. Its a never ending race, we will long for more things, more pleasures and whatever we have experiences so far will be trash, because always there’s something ahead of us, something more lucrative than the previous waiting for us to give the impending happiness. This is a lie. This is exactly what the world has transformed us into. To find solace and peace in the ‘things’. We thread the mountains, we sail the seven seas, we look out everywhere to find the things that provides us happiness. We look everywhere, except inside us. That is the place where we need to look, we need to understand ourselves better. The joy one gets when reading a good book or watching a wonderful movie is because of this one thing. It might sound absurd, but when we read a book, or we watch a movie, we put ourselves in the shoes of those characters, and we know them better than we know ourselves. That is one form of feeling content. If all of us knew, what are we and who we are and what we are capable of, then the life will reward us with plenty.
We are living in a world where our rank or our credibility in being in a society is measured through the eyes of an unforgiving society. The merits we achieve, the things we own are not for us, it is for the others to see. It is how we measure us, in a scale which is made through the eyes of others. And we constantly struggle to keep up with the expectations. We are so blinded by that false credit we get, that we strive to do so much more, at the cost of our own evolution. How many of us have had the time to sit and think about what we actually want in life? what is that one thing that makes us happy? Many skeptics may say that if a man is given that choice, all he will do is sit around fishing and have beer. I agree with them to certain extend. But have we thought, why he does that? He does that maybe because he has been working his whole life, maybe he never had that quite time in his life. But according to me, man is a natural seeker. He looks out for his thirst of knowledge.He looks out to find the answers. That natural inquisitiveness is inborn, without which we wouldn’t have found many answers of our life. We are star stuff. Everyone of us is made with the same capabilities. Then how come some of us are happily living an incredible life and some of us are not? The answer lies within you..
I will continue posting my views. Stay happy.