Hello… It’s been awhile. I had a really long week, really really long week. It’s a week where you have to be an adult and make adult’s decision. It’s also a week where you start to adjust to little but major routine changes in everyday’s life. I will probably staying off blogging for awhile until things are more settled. At least till I hand in my assignment which is due in 2 week’s time. All I can say is, too many things happening like lighting strike, but its for good. Once the euphoria is settled, I shall note it in this little blog of mine.
At 27, I had made several huge decision in my life. However, this for once will see me step out of my comfort zone and pushes myself to strive harder. Fingers cross, I shall be better.
On a side note, upon reading this extract from Hugh Mackay’s ‘The Good Life’, it suddenly struck me a sigh of relieve. Happiness is not what our aim, instead ‘wholeness’ brings a brand new meaning to our lives. Go on, read this:
I actually attack the concept of happiness. The idea that—I don’t mind people being happy—but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It’s a really odd thing that we’re now seeing people saying “write down three things that made you happy today before you go to sleep” and “cheer up” and “happiness is our birthright” and so on. We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position. It’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say, “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness.” Ask yourself, “Is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is.
—Hugh MacKay, author of The Good Life