We are stopping off at Isla Espíritu Santo, literally translated as Island of the Holy Spirit, so I thought I’d do things a bit differently.
This is me today:
No World News.
And I’m feeling happy as a statist who just reported a social distancing / Covid misinformation / mask wearing violation.
Happiness is subjective and almost never linked to money
First, there’s no golden path to happiness. No recipe. Nada. Life tends to be a reflection of your inner self as well as any challenges and lessons you chose to undertake, first and foremost. It all depends on the window through which you are looking at your life. Some people find having a girlfriend is totally a waste of time and some find it good for a happy life. It’s up to you to discover what you want in your life.
So the answer is not absolute, rather it is subjective to your personal needs.
Here’s one guy: he’s a farmer, and works hard all day to earn enough so that he can feed his whole family. He doesn’t have any expectations to build a palace and is happy and satisfied because he never thinks about losing everything he owns.
Here’s another guy: he’s a trader and earns well. He also has a family to support, but he never sees them because he’s always at work, or on the golf course, or on his laptop – chasing more connections and more money. He’s not able to sleep properly because of all the anxiety related to market volatility.
Who is happier?In today’s video I’m reflecting on Finding Happiness in this Crazy World, and sharing my personal story of being a millionaire at 30, realizing my dream of sleeping with girls all over the world, losing it all, and finding my dream girls.
The trick is to understand that reality is not a hostile chaotic beast, it’s a system that’s designed with the intention of providing you with a meaningful experience – whether you’re aware of it or not. But, if you start to get to grips with this, over time you can have life become something you are able to influence, direct, and guide.
The biggest investment you can make is to work on yourself. I said earlier there’s no 5-step program to happiness, but I guess I do have some starter points:
- Take a break daily from your life and start reading inspirational books of great people. You can get plenty of suggestions online.
- Start meditation in the morning which will help you to decide your goal and will define the path clearly to you.
- Take out an hour from your life every week and talk to the people who really care about you.
- Go camping for a week. Without any electronics.
- Figure out what you want money for!
“I ain’t happy, I’m feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I’m useless but not for long
The future is coming on.”
–– Clint Eastwood, Gorillaz