Blissfully Informed Hippie Chick

Encouraging people to think critically about everything.

The Secret to a Joyful Life

on June 18, 2015

I used to be so negative, always complaining, always bitter and sarcastic. I was so pained on the inside. Once I started seeking peace, I found gratefulness. Gratefulness led to positivity, and positivity led to happiness. I once wrote a poem called “Fuck Life”. The me who wrote that poem was lost, frustrated, hurt. I’m so grateful that I’m not that person anymore!

As humans we spend a lot of time running around, searching frantically for something we’ve heard about but never really found. Happiness. We hear about it all the time. It seems to be a theme out there, that the whole goal of life is just to find that elusive happiness.

All kinds of uplifting, emotionally-charged memes with marshmallow fluff clouds in the background tell us that finding this feeling is simple.

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Pop-culture (even certain aspects inspired by true stories) tells us that if we work hard enough, we’ll find it.

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The world tells us that happy people are the nicest people, the wisest people, and the most successful.

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But, there’s something out there that might be slightly more important than happiness. Because, while happiness may seem like a lovely life goal, if you’re anyone who’s lived in this world, you probably know that it’s not realistic to assume that you’ll always be happy every minute…

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3 responses to “The Secret to a Joyful Life

  1. Your transparency in your caption—so inspiring! I’m glad you’re not that person anymore, too!

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