FFT: Maybe we only have a limited amount of happiness
Monday, January 07, 2013


Because I've been rather happy these couple of days, my retarded mind starts to wonder if there's such thing as limited happiness. That you can only experience that much in your life time, before you get insensitized by it or something.

Think about it as how happiness is rather relative. Like, bread for a starving man, bread for a thirsty man, or maybe desserts after dinner. It's like varying levels of happiness but it's only relative to what you've experienced before. Which reminds me of this quote I saw recently.

The richer you are,
The more expensive happiness is.


So I was wondering if your happiness is proportional to the amount of pain you receive, in the sense that everything balances out in the end. Which is why I was wondering if there is a limit to the amount of happiness you get without receiving any pain. If only the things that make me happy continue happening, will there be a day where I will simply stop feeling happy and be miserable instead?

Obviously this is just a Food For Thought. Not meant to have a right answer or anything, but my opinion is that I really don't know.If I had to choose... then yes. There is a limit.

At the very least there is a limit where you can experience happiness without any pain. Because I have a firm believe that life sucks overall, therefore when a person experiences something too much (be it good or bad), they simply seek alternatives to change it. Too much of something is way too boring. So you might get people seeking pain as a form of joy, or weird ways to experience pleasure/happiness.

Regardless, I'm probably just thinking aimlessly.
The weather is ridiculously warm and I can't be bothered to continue. So, the end.

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"bread for a thirsty man"

By Blogger Yina, at January 8, 2013 at 12:44 AM  

@Yina, yes. Bread for a thirsty man. He won't be as happy as a hungry one. Hence, relative.

By Blogger Lelouch, at January 8, 2013 at 7:40 AM  

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