I was browsing through my Newsfeeds a while back and I came across a post by Berlin Art Parasites. (You guys should follow them by the way. You’ll find them to be a great read, not to mention captivating with the art they feature.)
Anyway, the post struck me. No big surprise really, seeing as such quote came from an illustrious author. Needless to say it was worth digging deep into.
Literary artisans have a way of speaking profoundly of things that I just couldn’t help myself and mull over his words.
I never really thought of reasons as to why I should be happy. I just let things happen and feel, but in the end, the quote taken from Chuck Palahniuk’s Diary made so much sense to me.
Happiness does not come with a trauma. You live in that moment and it is up to you to make it last, unlike pain and sadness that you evade but haunts you.
True, happiness can leave imprints in our memories but as time passes, like all things authentic, it becomes stale and bittersweet.
In some cases, we learn and appreciate things when we reminisce after they have gone. Funny thing is, these claims don’t fall far from psychological evidence of human tendencies to linger on the negative.
Bask in happiness because we feel so little of it; be happy because who knows how long that will last; and that should be enough reason to be happy.