Do you really want to be happy?

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Do you really want to be happy?

That sounds like a weird question, I know. Because, who doesn’t want to be happy? Who would decide to choose anything else but happiness? Who would want to be unhappy?

You feel the way you feel at the moment because you choose to do so. That sounds unfair to some and provocative to others. We’ve learned, that living itself is about hustling and suffering and fighting and always looking for the right thing, the thing that makes you happy. We never learned that we can choose to be happy. We can choose to be happy right now no matter what.

And that’s the thing. Let me repeat it: You can choose to be happy right now.

So why don’t we all choose to be happy? Why is hardly anyone choosing to be happy? Because that’s not how it works, that’s not how life is supposed to be. Happiness is for those who achieved “it,” who reached “it,” who got “it.”

The ominous “it.” The career, the partner, the family, the money, the car, the holiday, the “it.” As soon as you achieve “it” you will be happy. That’s how the game called life works like.

But who made these rules and why are we all following them? I say it’s time to change the rules. I say it’s time to stop looking for “it” and start being happy. Just like that. No following these rules that let us being unhappy, no waiting for a future to bring us happiness, no excuses for choosing not to be happy.

Be happy. Now. No matter what.