“Natural happiness is what we get when we get what we wanted, and synthetic happiness is what we make when we don’t get what we wanted. In our society, we have a strong belief that synthetic happiness is of an inferior kind.” (Dan Gilbert)
A few weeks back, I listened to the TED talk this quote is pulled from and I’ve been thinking on it ever since.
I’m pretty good at making my own happiness. It takes me a bit to get into the rhythm of it and I have to adjust pretty often in order carry on with being happy or contented, but I get there eventually and stay there a lot of the time.
And another “idea worth spreading”: Addair Kentucky now has two teeth. You should be inspired by the way he is handling all this change. Like a champ, who needs a good cry every now and then, but a champ none the less.
Also today is Do-Dah: A Salute to Silliness Day.
I do not have a conclusion, but I am still thinking about synthetic happiness and how, actually, two teeth and silliness make a lot of sense in that context.
(4 days later)
Within minutes of finishing this blog, I got mad at Levon and had to work on making some contentment and so I never got around to posting it. It is now World Oceans Day and I’ll leave it to you to make sense of this.
[ from ashley ]