Happiness Is Over-rated

By: Eris Weaver | Date: February 2, 2017 | Categories: Personal Growth & Development

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I love this comic, “How to Be Perfectly Unhappy,” by The Oatmeal (AKA Matthew Inman) and inspired by Augusten Burroughs. I, too, am not a happy person. I am engaged, interested, busy, passionate, curious, and funny. I find the whole world pretty damn fascinating most of the time…except when I don’t. I am critical and cranky. I have known ecstasy and despair.

When people talk about their children and say, “I don’t really care what they major in/do for work, as long as they’re happy.”  I never saw that as my parental job. I don’t desire happiness for my son or myself so much as I desire engagement, purpose, passion, action.

In other words…LIFE!