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Jun 02

What Is The Key To Happiness?

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What Is The Key To Happiness?

What Is The Key To Happiness and why are are so many of us looking for it?

What’s so damn hard about being happy?

Well maybe the answers are closer than we think.

This world we live in is full of noise and distraction. The lure of bright shiny things can be great fun but it keeps us from the truth.

It keeps us at our desks for way longer that we should.

Responsibilities and duties come ahead of family, children and other things that truly matter.

We give up our time to bosses and jobs ahead of the things that truly give us pleasure. Then all of a sudden we take the blinkers off and 60 years has passed us by.

There’s got to be a better way.

Well there is, but we’ve got to to tune out from these worldly distractions and stimulation and that includes probably the biggest culprit of all…

Technology.

There’s Too Much Tech

There’s way too much technology, noise and distraction in the world.

Yes, that’s right, I said that.

I’ve spent all my working life installing and programing equipment of one sort or another so coming from a guy who loves technology, it might seem strange or even contradictory.

But it seems to me that the world is suffering from an inundation of technology for technology’s sake and it is having a detrimental effect on people.

Or maybe this is just a symptom of a broader and deeper human issue.

We are completely absorbed by our technology and we hardly ever take down time, for some it’s never, with the result that our technology and all that is associated with it rules our lives.

Twitter, Facebook, Google+ etc… as well as forums and discussion groups. We can’t get enough of them and I think it’s getting worse.

Even though there are obvious positives, I believe all this connectivity is fundamentally destructive to positive human development.

Our heads are buried in laptops and mobile phones.

We have become disconnected from the real world.

New Year Resolutions Don’t Work

We think that cutting something out of our lives or starting a new thing will make us happy so we make these stupid resolutions at the beginning of January, only to break them a few weeks later.

Stephen Shapiro says in this article, that only 8% of people who set new year resolutions achieve their goals.

In my opinion, it goes this way because our current circumstances are not painful enough for us to really want to do anything about it.

If we really want to experience happiness and success this year and every year after this, we have to have enough driving force within us to achieve it.

Most of us are too wishy washy when it comes to happiness and success. We will just about put up with any kind of shit as long as we can get in our cars and drive to work the next day.

It’s the eternal low level humming of the refrigerator in the background that we subconsciously know is there and we consciously choose to ignore.

That is until it becomes too loud….

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