Humans do everything to get the things they want in life. They do crazy stuff to attain the kind of status they dream. It’s human nature to strive up to get out of that struggling state. People try to get the things that they think they deserve. It’s an animal world out there, they say, eat or be eaten, they say. It’s no wonder some rise to the top while others get dumped even lower to the ground.
But have you asked yourself what you really, truly wanted? Have you thought about what your heart truly desire? I don’t know what other people think, but in my opinion, what people really want is happiness, love and satisfaction.
I remember my college professor’s words in our class. He said that life is unfortunately unfair because we are only allowed and have the rights to the pursuit of happiness, not happiness itself. It got me thinking, yes it’s unfair, but don’t you think that being on the journey to happiness is fulfilling than attaining happiness itself? I mean when we get what we want, we always strive to get more, hence the dissatisfaction.
This again reminds me of Jeanine Matthews’ words in the book Divergent, she said that human nature is the problem why peace can’t be found.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against people struggling to get their dreams because I’m one of those people. All I’m saying is that sometimes, we should choose satisfaction over greed. It makes life easier, to just be contented with what you have is to be happy. Drop those greedy ambitions. For once, just be happy with what you’ve got. :)