In the last 200,000 years of human existence, man has been seeking it (the oldest pursuits of humanity).
Thousands of books have been published on it.
Spiritual leaders in the past and present have been teaching it.
For hundreds of years scientist have been studying it.
Government, organizations and institutions have been established to restore it within her people.
Companies have been churning out goods and services all in the name of providing Happiness to their customers.
Still, majority are yet to find it!
Every goodness of Life that man pursues is only because of this one thing – Happiness.
The societal construct has tied happiness to things like career success, wealth acquisition, social support/acceptance, affluence, relationships and fame to name a few.
Is it not when Happiness exist that success and well-being becomes?
All in the name of Happiness so many atrocities have been committed.
People have been killed, maimed, robbed, molested and exploited all in the pursuit of Happiness.
Right from childhood, we have been programmed to believe that Happiness is a consequence of an attainment/achievement. Once this goal is achieved, you get excited, set another goal and start all over; keeping the excitement going needs maintenance to fuel the illusion – pursuit of Happiness.
The cycle goes on and on… From unhappiness to Happiness, back to unhappiness and it goes like that endlessly till death.
One way or the other parents, teachers, neighbors, media and society at large have planted an idea/condition to be met in our mind; a prerequisite before Happiness can be “achieved” and peradventure this standards are not met, you are bound to be tagged a “failure or an outcast”. The fear of this tag incites the pursuit of Happiness in these standards.
The pursuit of this standard strips you off the potentials/talents you were born with.
In other to meet this standard, you abandon your passion (the reason you were born) for a status-quo that leads you to the same place the people you met on ground are! Nothing different, creativity is lost and humanity becomes redundant as she recycle the norm over again.
What a farce!
Is this really the Truth about reality?
Hmmm… Let’s take a dive into the moment and find the silence in the noise.