Just another thought I had right before I fall asleep.
I was just wondering how to be happier in life. The age long question that everyone wants the answer for. Of course, I often pondered over this mundane question, usually ending with rather depressing answers. For example, you have to be sad to be happy. Similar to the quote, "You have to fall to learn how to stand."
There just isn't such thing as eternal bliss. At some point in time that bliss will become just another hell hole. This was when i realized that nothing is eternal. Or rather, anything good that lasts too long will eventually turn bad. Which brought me to a whole new level of understanding of the phrase, nothing lasts forever.
So, how can one be happy?
You simply need to obtain the power to do whatever you want, whenever you want to.
If Biology is ultimately about having sex and not dying, then life I think, is ultimately about doing what you want without dying. If there is anyone who knows about doing what you want without any consideration for the people around you, you have to crown the insane people as king. Sure, they might have their own little problems going on inside their head, but in the end they could do things without empathy for others. What about all the other normal people? We stick closely to our morals and ethics, making sure our actions do not to cause discomfort to the people around us. How happy could we be?
When I think about it this way, I feel that humans are truly happy only when they're selfish and tyrannical. In our defense, we're animals after all. I'm not insinuating that we should lose our minds or behave like an animal, but you know, our happiness are pretty much bounded by our intelligence.
Sometimes I wonder, maybe I would be happier if I were crazy.
Everyone is different. What makes one person happy could make another person sad. Considering your point of view.
"We stick closely to our morals and ethics, making sure our actions do not to cause discomfort to the people around us. How happy could we be?"
For some people like me, making someone else happy (including my own enemies) gives a warm feeling. Have you ever felt that? It's very reassuring and can boost your attitude towards life.