on happiness

Find out what makes you happy and follow what your heart tells you. They may call you foolish, but at least you are a happy fool, not a lonely, empty wise person.”

Would I rather be wise or foolish? Maybe we can answer this question by assessing the true motives behind whatever it is that we are feeling at that moment. The problem with a lot of us is that sometimes or many times we tend confuse love with infatuation, ego or revenge. If we can be sure that it is love then the next question would be if we are ready to face the consequences of our actions. In this world of uncertainty anything is possible. A well crafted plan cannot give an assurance that everything will fall into place, that everything will go our way. So if you think that you’ve considered every possibility or have planned for every contingency then it is time for you to answer the next question. Do you believe that this is really worth fighting for? Is he really worth all the possible pain and sacrifices you would have to go through? Actually answering all these questions could not resolve if you are being wise or foolish with your decisions. It would just aid you to come up with a resolution and understand what your heart is telling you. Nobody could judge if the decision you made is an act of being wise or being foolish. And the happiness you will feel will not depend on this either.

The most important thing that this quote taught me is that we have a choice. We cannot argue that we are in love or that we are being mesmerized by a certain feeling so we tend to do some stupid things. Loving someone for me, is still a decision, not a feeling. It is something that can be controlled. But going back to what the quote is saying it all boils down to one conclusion, do whatever it is that makes you happy. And nobody can decide for you or tell you what being happy means.

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