Just something to think about
I know that right now most of you are experiencing the same thing I currently am; a bad case of the Mondays. Last night I was thinking to myself that maybe if my weekends were less fun then I wouldn’t despise Mondays so much. However, I am pretty sure that isn’t true. I know if my weekends sucked I would just give up on life completely since my weekends are my saving grace. Mondays are always such a hard transition from weekend relaxation to weekday work stress. It isn’t that I hate my job per se, it is more like a combination of the fact that it is boring and unrewarding and is made exponentially worse dealing with condescension and arrogance from some of my co-workers, all of which just makes me dread being there. I am fortunate to have a job, so I shouldn’t complain but sometimes it is hard not to.
Today my thoughts have been focused around happiness and how I can become happier in some (re: all) aspects of my life. Then, thanks to Twitter, I stumbled across today’s post on SoulPancake which totally meshed with what how I was feeling. Although I tend ramble and rant on about a specific topic, today I would like it if you could read the short blurb on SoulPancake, and if you have time you should definitely check the story that started it all on the Onion, and then let me know what you think.
Is it unrealistic to expect happiness?
I know happiness is a feeling in a moment, and it is fleeting, but do you think it is possible to be happy, or at least feel satisfied, with your life as a whole?
Do you think that it is the need to achieve happiness that keeps us from becoming complacent or accepting mediocrity which in turn fuels our need to continually achieve more which creates more pressure/stress, which in turn makes it impossible to experience happiness?