reply to post by WarJohn
Well, I'm broke, I'm young, I don't have much, I don't eat too much, I don't have television, but I'm with a gal that is as wonderful as the Moon
itself, and I'm blessed to be intellectually illuminated to a degree (something available to everyone).
What is happiness? Is it the dopamine, is it the seratonin? Maybe it's the melatonin (some individuals love naps). Is it Love? What are the
constituents of love if so?
A quick google search yields somewhat of a current collective consciousness:
Happiness = a smile.
Perfection = today's western concept of a beautiful woman.
The subjective nature of happiness is just that, subjective. Now, what causes this attraction to certain conditions or motivations in the mind ...
We can explain it on a chemical level, somewhat on a genetic level, on a theological level for some, but the question remains as to what other factors
of reality can be recognizably related with our perceived 'happiness', and to what degree? What if it turned out that some entirely bizarre source of
influence affected our perceptions to a significant degree (brain wave function, heart rate, endocrine function, nervous response, perceived
creativity, sexuality, analytical ability, comprehension, short-term memory, persuasion)? What if that thing is gravity?
Think about all of the legitimate categorizations of what makes you, you, as well as what affects your potential behaviors and perceptive
abilities. Then ask yourself all of the statistically significant variables that push those levers up and down on their relative spectrum's. Goes
deep, I'm sure.
Maybe existence is happiness. Maybe it was their all along, and we have just trifled with and stifled it by our unwieldy beliefs, our analytical
mishaps and truth forgeries, along with a lack of spirit to truly feel union with the whole that is nature.
So, maybe it's really quite simple -
Happiness: existence. The purpose of existence is to cause effects/create things. The goal is to create a highly differentiated and stable set of
We should know that true equilibrium, true perfection, is entirely subjective, just like happiness. Even visual perfection (symmetry to some), is
unattainable (as far as we know). Only representations of these things that sit within the desired thresholds of the observer, and only to the extent
of the observer's ability to perceive. Therefore, coming from the unique perspective of any human being, the path to finding a close semblance to this
subjective 'perfection' really is, well, very complicated, yet utterly simple.
Endless pursuit becomes pursued endlessness becomes, becomes...
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