Very popular now is the acronym, which is flexibly used as an expression, “YOLO” which means, “you only live once”. It is analogous to “Be merry, for tomorrow you die.” It creates a shout out that every person should do everything he likes. For the modern generation, it is engaging in all sorts of activity and by “all” means encompassing even harmful and immoral doings. Some are even all out and proud to tell their activities in social media sites; probably feeling “cool” or “strong” or “liberated” or “mature” that they are living life to the fullest. Are they? Really?
I have my reasonable share of filthy stories. Getting drunk almost every evening, finishing a pack of cigarettes just for an hour or two, sleeping with different guys three months after the other along with my list could just the grimace on your face might stay longer than usual so I am nice and stop revealing. Back then, when I was doing these things, I thought they offer me happiness and satisfaction. How can I feel otherwise if each and every time I get intoxicated with alcohol I find myself light-headed and laughter would seem unstoppable? If every time My partner and i puff in and away it gives me a restful, tingling sensation? If each and every time we move, clich as it might sound, I reach bliss?
But I have realized that happiness takes a different approach from joy and that satisfaction takes a different approach from contentment. Happiness is dependent with events, things and individuals, which at times are usually trifling. Joy is deep-rooted; even from the absence of events, things and individuals; it stays in the center and provides peace. Satisfaction is fleeting since it revolves with triumphs along with accomplishments only. Contentment dwells whether or not we are faced along with adversities, sadness and failure and it keeps us cheerful no matter what circumstance we are going through.
The things I did before supply everyone using brief and also unsubstantiated “good” emotions. Have been the down sides fixed? Seemed to be When i in a position to flash a real grin? Seemed to be the actual emptiness stuffed?
We have different notions and sources of happiness. Even though it may vary and be subjective from person to person. But “not everything that is permitted is honourable” – in Latin, non omne quod licet honestum est. To engage in an unhealthy lifestyle will definitely leave man corrupted and broken. With what I have experienced, I had to learn the lessons of life in the dirtiest, darkest and most painful way. I could have avoided the miseries of life if I have pursued a life not devoted to the gratification of bodily sensations. You could too.
A person must remember and ready for the effects of his actions, may it be good or bad, proper or wrong, moral as well as immoral. We are weak on our very own and thus, susceptible to be able to temptations and wrong doings. Challenge self not to commit same mistakes repeatedly. We should not always be callous and stubborn in resisting learning from the consequences of our blunders.