Thursday, May 5, 2011

are you happy?

a very good question.

found here.

is happiness the most important thing?
what does it really mean to be happy?
will simply changing something in your life make you happy?
can happiness last?
is happiness a right?

it seems to me that as a society we value happiness,
oftentimes above all else.

but isn't happiness fleeting?
have you ever been able to hold onto happiness, really?

a perfect question, in the words of Dr. Phil, is:
"How's that workin' for ya?"

i would say, not so well.

i mean, hasn't the pursuit of happiness alone 
made us into one of the most 
self-serving and 
cultures in the world?

look at us...we're a mess!

reflect for a moment on Oswald Chambers words: 
"Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man." 

could it be that we are pursuing the wrong goal?

clearly this little poster, 
which certainly has merit in some regards,
 has stirred up many thoughts and questions.
my thoughts on happiness are many and quite varied.
and much too lengthy for this venue on this day.

there are so many virtues so much more worthy of pursuit:
joy, peace, contentment, holiness, love, compassion.
happiness alone seems so transient, and ultimately, futile.
and based on what?

what do you think?

hmmm...more thoughts to come!

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