posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 10:56 PM
Well as we're fallible beings in a fallible universe, everything eventually is taken away somehow or changed too much to be relied on. But to say we
shouldn't have a reason for being happy, is like saying you shouldn't ever look forward to anything in particular or even hold onto anything in
particular. And how can you control it anyway? If I see a girl I fancy and she gives me positive attention, I'm going to be happier, it's just how it
works. If I note to myself that she makes me happier then doesn't that mean she's a reason for being happy? Am I supposed to not note when things make
me happy? In the large scheme of things, I think this whole thing is kind of like putting your faith in a God and not in anything man-made. A god
can't fail you, but man-made things can and will eventually. Then again, that to me seems like putting all your hopes and dreams in the next life
rather than this one.
It also reminds me of monks that tell us to have no desires or selfishness. So we're supposed to lock ourselves away in a room and hum until we find
nirvana. But to me that whole thing just sounds like depriving yourself of the finer things so you can be happy with mud. We all understand I think
that it's easy to take things for granted and that we should appreciate the smaller things, but I think it's going too far to throw everything out and
encourage everybody to be happy with nothing.
Should I cut off all my arms so I'll appreciate arms more? Should I pull out all my teeth, so that I'll appreciate teeth more? Sometimes we take for
granted what we have, like our arms. When someone loses an arm, they'll appreciate arms more. They'll never get their other arm back but they'll use
what they have left a lot better than a person who has two arms. However, I don't think they'll ever regain everything, so I don't think we should
suggest everyone cut off 1 arm, in order that they'll use what's left better.
edit on 13-7-2014 by jonnywhite because: (no reason