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Do What Makes You Happy Or…..?

on May 16, 2016

I’ve hummed and had about posting this so here goes. A friend linked to this article at Elephant Journal and it really struck a chord with me. It is titled ‘Why “Do What Makes You Happy” is Bullsh*t.’ You should read it before reading any more of my slight rant below.

Should you do what makes you happy at the expense of others unhappiness? Maybe sometimes but you should at least take that into consideration.

Is your personal happiness the most important thing in the world? Nope.

It’s taken me quite a while to realise that there are those that believe that them being happy is the most important thing in the world, no matter how much it hurts others. I generally want people to be happy but it shouldn’t mean that you have to hurt others to do it. Sometimes it is going to be unavoidable but at the same time some consideration and kindness can go a long way.

That being said I currently am in a really good place and am quite happy with the way my life is right now. I don’t believe that I’ve had a negative impact on others to enable me to get to here right now but it’s always difficult to tell.

I have spent over a year trying to live by the motto ‘Have Courage and Be Kind’ which was a quote from the most recent Cinderella movie. I am allowing myself to do things that I wouldn’t otherwise but I’m trying to stick to not harming others in my choices by doing them.

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