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Blog Entry 36

March 28, 2015

What is happiness and how is it achieved?

There’s no one right answer of course because everyone is in search of something else out of life. For me happiness doesn’t come with monetary wealth in most cases. Look at most of the wealthy people in the world and you’ll find a lot are even too busy making money to enjoy it.

I’ve had the monetary wealth and all it did was buy me a fake reality with fake friends—none of whom were around after the dust settled.

Now that I’m rebuilding my life, I have a new vision of what happiness really means to me. Not to say that money doesn’t have a place in my vision, but I no longer care about being rich and greedy. I simply want to live a comfortable lie without having to live paycheck to paycheck.

Happiness in terms of friends—not the ones you find on Facebook—comes in being able to count your real friends on one hand. Because when the shit hits the fan those will be the only ones left by your side.

Happiness is being comfortable with who you are as a person and not seeking change just to please others. This is probably the hardest for most of us. I know it is for me.

I’m still coming to terms with the fact I will be a felon for the rest of my life and am working on accepting and learning to embrace my status as so. Only then will I be able to achieve true happiness in my life.

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