The pursuit of happiness is expensive, time-consuming, and exhausting.
Happiness is fleeting. Sooner or later, the vacation ends. The expensive dinner out is over. We return to the quotidian rhythms of life.
While there’s nothing wrong with ambition and making a good living, we sometimes lose our way. Keeping up with the Joneses, promotions, vacations and the trappings of “success” blind us to the “why” of success. Taking the time to ask “why” you want that BMW, or “why” you want to be rich, can expose some very flawed thinking.
For some, it’s all about vanity. For others, it’s about winning at all costs. Still others are insecure, and think financial wealth will bring happiness. They need others to see their homes and endless stuff, so they feel better. Superior, perhaps.
The sheepherder, rosy cheeks and all, has a smile on his face. He and his dog amble down the road with their flock, not a care in the world.
We doubt that sheepherder is worried about his social media analytics, or whether he’s as wealthy as the next sheepherder. We suspect the exercise, outdoors, and a well earned pint of Guinness are all he needs to sustain his spirit. See more motivational tips at slay motivation, by membership only!