Optimise For Happiness

What is my goal in life? I guess the easy answer is to be happy. What makes one happy, though?

This is a tough one. Clearly it’s not having fancy things. We get used to anything and soon enough it’s no longer exciting.

I was once presented with the idea that happiness is always there. It is simply hidden behind a curtain. When we do something that makes us happy, we get to glimpse behind that curtain. I won’t go into how they suggested removing the curtain altogether, because it goes into meditation and other ideas I don’t relate to as much.

There is a general consensus that happiness from experiences lasts longer than that from short-term perks. I’ve tried following this approach. I have to say, it feels like it’s working.

So my advice to you is this: focus on creating good memories. Watch a film with people you love. Take a trip somewhere exotic. And whatever you do, be in the moment. Collect as many pieces as you can for your future memory.

Published by eranboudjnah

A software consultant and tech lead. Passionate about optimizing as many aspects of my life as possible, to free time for what really matters.

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