Apparently we are no happier now than sixty years ago despite the numerous advancements we’re seeing everywhere. But we can definitely do something to change that, step one is to make the simple pledge to create more happiness around you.
I still remember the weeks before I flew to Gibraltar: not even pronouncing the name correctly as how locals do, meet ups with friends for dinner who all ask where exactly is it, me trying to explain that it’s at the southern tip of Spain but isn’t really in Spain but a UK territory, my sister expecting me to see One Direction because it’s part of the UK, me getting tired of explaining it’s location to everyone who hears of the news and asks, googling what Gibraltar looks like with the hopes of seeing what it looks like living there and just seeing photos of the rock.
Why do they even call it that when Wikipedia defines it as “a period of life usually ranging from the late teens to the early thirties“? obviously I’ve reached that point years ago. You doubt your life due to the stress of becoming an adult, but what do you feel stressed about?
My lipstick is pregnant
Or so I thought when my futile attempt at organizing my stuff into our new flat had me stressed. They just don’t seem to decline in number even if I felt like I’ve been organizing and shelving them for hours. We all have these immortal objects that we keep on thinking we’ll use in the foreseeable future which after a year or so becomes more distant. I’ve been reading this blog for a long time now and I believe it’s high time to actually try it out and unclutter my material life.
Oftentimes it’s hard to resist the temptation of negative criticism over social media, especially if it’s someone you know or closely know at that, thinking whatever sermon you have is for that friend’s own sake when in fact it’s just so you can get it out your chest how wrong he was. So instead of telling it straight to his face you just post it as a status or tweet it to show on your feed or whatever medium you think appropriate indirectly telling how obscene he looks or how stupid his action was or even just how irritating his number of selfies are.
Unlike travelling to a place you’ve never been before, where you have to pack your bags and pay to ride by land or fly by plane for hours. Unlike eating food you’ve never tried before, where you can end up going for seconds or going to the sink to throw up. Unlike meeting a person you’ve never known before, where you have to transform into a showbiz talkshow host peering into their private lives just so you can get to know them more. However you want to experience something you haven’t experienced before, there’s something about listening to a playlist where you have no idea what comes next.