Many are concerned only with their happiness.

I counter happiness is overrated because the world is a miserable place where happiness finds no purchase.

I love the misery of living because that is what marks us as human. I also find the best and most interesting work comes out of misery and not happiness.

The next time you are feeling unhappy — do something proactive — create a monument to your state of mind and celebrate the fact that you were able to accomplish something of merit even though you were not happy.

9 Comments

  1. If you consider art to be the catalyst of emotion, and most art is created of sadness, how does art bring our society such joy? I never feel so at peace as when I stand in front of a meticulously crafter piece of despair.

  2. It’s the unchained pursuit of happiness, not the decent pursuit of happiness that has pervaded many these days. To me, just as you suggested, a job well done IS happiness.
    Complaining and no effort accomplishes just that.