I know I've been absentee from the blog world lately -- but don't worry, I'll be back soon! There has just been so much going on in my life outside of the computer world, that it's been really challenging to make time to sit down and write. Lots of excitement, life changes, but also a little bit of sadness and nostalgia. I read this passage and actually thought it was pretty great and wanted to share:
I actually attack the concept of happiness. The idea that -- I don't mind people being happy -- but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It's a really odd thing that we're now seeing people saying "write down three things that made you happy today before you go to sleep" and "cheer up" and "happiness is our birthright" and so on. We're kind of teaching out kids that happiness is the default position. It's rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happens to us, but they don't teach us much. Everyone says we grow thought pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say "Quick! Move on! Cheer up!" I'd like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word "happiness" and to replace it with the word "wholeness". Ask yourself, "Is this contributing to my wholeness?" and if you're having a bad day, it is.
Hope you're having a great start to June and the summer! I know I have been loving the weather and a few sporadic trips to the beach already :)