What if we ignored what we’ve been taught to believe our whole lives? What if we ignored societal pressures, if we put our own feelings and needs first? What if the path most walked didn’t exist and we had to discover our own path?
I do wonder how different my path would have been, and would I be much happier?
Because I know for a fact that for the most part, I am happy. But how much of that happiness is as a result of happiness based on the boundaries I’ve placed on myself?
I’m happy with my job, but is that because my belief is this is the best I can achieve to maintain the security I believe I require to be happy in the long term? I’d be willing to bet a lot of people sit in a similar bucket.
But I also know plenty of people who believe they are perusing their dreams, but are those dreams only sweeter because they believe they are doing something different to the norm? They’ve “escaped”?
You know logically as you get older, you have fewer years on this planet than before. But I don’t think it really hits you till you actually get older. And then you wonder, am I really happy?
I think I am.
And I think the majority probably are, but could an alternative path make us even happier? I think so.