VAT: Irony of Happiness

Everyone seems to want to be happy. I’m clearly happy. Yet, no one wants to be like me, eccentric (etymology: out of center). People choose to be with their unhappy friends, relatives, associates and drama-filled roles in life rather than to be independent-minded and happy. Most are afraid of parting with their affinity groups, identities and roles for fear of a mental breakdown. The key to overcoming this fear is also the key to happiness: don’t take yourself seriously.

“One thing I’ve learned about life is that if you really let go, it’s just a joy ride.” Ricky Williams.