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I don’t want to be happy

I don’t want to be happy.

Many recent choices that I’ve made, some of them rather drastic, have been based on my thirst for happiness. And now why is that I’m refusing what I was preaching?

Being happy is being content, or satisfied. Many monks are happy, because they learn to be satisfied with little they have. Some people are satisfied with what they possess or have achieved. “What else can I wish for,” they say.

I don’t want ever be satisfied. Remember Steve Jobs? “Stay hungry”. Hungry is what I wanna be. Long for more. Yearn, be eager. Not to be anxious, enjoy present moment, celebrate what is today, but never, never be content with it.

Never satisfied. But joyful.


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