I was watching a movie and a concept was presented that caught my imagination. An idea that I think applies to a lot of us on many different levels. For me, I am thinking of one specific person I know. The idea is:

We humans are cowards in the face of happiness. We need to find courage to hold on and to pursue happiness.

So many of us live in fear of being hurt and taking chances in life — that life slips thru our fingers and we shut our minds to the idea that we not only deserve to be happy, but that we can be happy. And, no matter what modern psychology preaches, I don’t think that we are meant to be solitary creatures. I think that we all need “alone” time — but I don’t think any of us need to be or want to be “alone” in life.

Yet, so many of us are afraid to take the chance of being hurt. …the fear of allowing ourselves to fall into love in the hopes that the other might not chose to catch us can prevent us from a “lifetime” of being happy. And, the idea in the back of our heads that tells us that the feeling of happiness can’t be real if it hinges on the existence of another — or the fear of
co-dependence. To a large degree, what is wrong with depending upon another for happiness? It can’t be all, but I wonder if it doesn’t need to be a major part.

Life is too damn short to not take chances. So many of us are so worried about yesterday and tmorrow we fail to see the importance of today.

…we miss out on happiness because we are terrified of it.

For the record, I’m not afraid.

September 24, 2005. Uncategorized.


  1. Aaron replied:

    Good for you, hug and pat on the back. Here’s a cupcake, you deserve it.

    If you want to know the true meaning of happiness, remember this: next time you answer the phone, answer it “Fruit farm, lemon speaking”

    It will make you smile every time, I promise.

  2. Jon replied:

    I’m curious which film inspired this lovely entry? 🙂

  3. snarl71 replied:

    YAY you! I’m so happy how things have worked out for you the past few months.

    SEE?! Light at the end of the tunnel!

  4. Robert replied:

    Good on you Matt! But one can’t be happy all the time, or else we would end up in a nut-house! heh! 🙂

    Thanks for the uplighting post!!!

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