It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Itisnowagain
Hopefully one day you will run out of 'things' that make you happy. Then you can plunge deeply into depression and want to die.
The one that will die is the false identity that 'believes' things are the source of happiness.
You are happiness, you are joy but it is not seen because the 'things' blind you from yourself.
Originally posted by TiM3LoRd
TITLE SHOULD READ
***If the pursuit of happiness comes from external things, what happens when you run out of things to pursue?***
Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
Great question S&F
Ive thought about this alot, I still dont have an answer but synchronicity made a friend take me to her church one Sunday when the priest was reading from the book of Solomon Ecclesiastes.
Im not in anyway religious but it really struck a chord with me and I reckon its worth a look for anyone who ponders the question you asked
Originally posted by reficul
so what are you doing about it?!!!
your in sales? then your perpetuating it,no? you could lead by example!
my wants are few,and my needs are basic.
i want love and respect from my family,and for them to understand why i live the way i do.
its a hard road to travel living this life especially when you have 2 young sons who want what the other kids have.
but me and my ex wife have taught them they have to earn their own way. they understand that the latest video game isn't more important than a healthy meal.
i don't watch tv, onlt get 3 channels anyway! dont have a blackberry,or an ipod. i make it a point not to get brainwashed by the media. i have my computer i use to learn things,maybe get some music i enjoy,and of coarse visiting ATS! my clothes are practical,and affordable.i dont read newspapers,or watch news on tv. its all lies anyway!
i have web sites that give me real news. i read books for entertainment,or i play music on one of my various instruments.i don't drive anymore,i ride my bicycle,or walk.
it is possible to live without all the 'trappings' that they tell you that you need to be happy!
me and my girl can sit in front of the fireplace for hours just talking,without a radio,tv,or either a computer on.
me and my kids go for long walks without them telling me they want to play a video game!
i teach them about hunting,trapping,nature and gardening. they love it! if the shtf,at least i know we will be able to survive,while all the shiny people will be running around like a chicken with their head cut off!
and all the little fat kids that play video games and eat junk food all day will be crying cause they have nothing to do,and don't know how to do anything cause mom & dad didn't teach them and the x-box was a good baby sitter!!!
you do have the power,enforce it!
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. ~Mark Twain