What gives us more pleasure and satisfaction: the pursuit of our desires or the attainment of them? Many people think of being as rich as bill gates, buying everything they want, getting the best car, and many more things. But is it true that that will make us happy? Maybe Bertrand Russell had it right when he said, “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”
For example, when your birthday is coming up, the best part is anticipating what it will be like, and what life, after you turn older, will be like. And often, the pursuit of happiness is the hardest part of attaining true happiness. Also buying a car is a thing that many look forward to. Even though it might take a while to save up and figure out war car you are going to get, the anticipation of buying the car grows stronger every day.
Let’s talk about what Bertrand Russel had said, “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” Yep, I guess that is true. A long time ago, I use to dream about waking up to a DS right beside me. It is a good thing that we didn’t get a DS because then I would just get more addicted to games. Also, without getting everything you want makes space for goals and other things in your life.
Although sometimes it is best that we can attain our happiness as soon as possible, it might sometimes be best to enjoy the moments that lead up to the attainment. Sort of like what I said in the essay for lesson 32, people value what they struggle for more.