I get by with a little help from my friends

24 Oct

Social media sights get a lot of negative talk, and for good reason. We as a society have become much to programmed into the techno world with less and less face-to-face interaction. I rant as much as the next person about it on a nearly daily basis (while at the same time, very much misusing my ability to speak to a vast amount of people). But for all the negative things attributed to the internetual modalities of communication, there are a fair amount of positive aspects that can be derived as well.

I wanted to share one example of this because it inspired and moved me during a time I was struggling with some of my life choices (like yesterday).

I posted on my FB wall: “New food for thought: what make a life full? Is living responsibly always the best decision we can make for ourselves or are we supposed to take risks and live as unhindered as we can? In essence what are the things we will regret at the end of it all?”

TS responded: “The idea that we can only have a fulfilled and god-centered life if we only do hard things that make us grow/miserable–I cannot agree with this. If we are to truly be the very best that we can in order to help as many other people that we can, then happiness is key. 

Happy people have more to give than unhappy people. 

And I’m not talking about just chasing pleasure after pleasure. I’m talking about true happiness and finding the place in the world where you personally fit. Some people fit in one place their whole lives. Others need to travel, finding fulfillment in many places. We should look at other’s lives as guidelines, not rules–things to maybe try so we can find what works best for us. 

Good luck my friend.”

BC responded: “Happy people have more to give than unhappy people. 

I completely agree, but your initial statement somewhat contradicts that in a few ways. 
1) people do find pure, unsolicited, genuine happiness through God. Some may say it gives people the strength and the example, as Christianity means putting the teachings of an exemplary figure, (J. Christ) into practice. It’s ACTION rather than thinking. 
2) Religion can bring out the very best in your spirit. Through that constant connection, your esteem, worth and value are raised due to a better understanding of yourself, purpose and direction. You DO have more to give, and an “endless, infinite battery” you use to recharge yourself everyday. 

I think we just need to tap into our source of energy, whether it’s God, individuals in your life, or exemplary figures that show us there is something deeper. It’s finding that energy source that will keep you running and active, being the best you can be in order to, as it was mentioned before, “help as many other people as we can”. Help them reach that happiness you’ve obtained:)”

KD responded: “Its technically about focusing on living in holiness, not happiness…BUT happiness falls into place naturally on our journey because its a gift from God…this is much easier said than done because we are humans. We will never be perfect in this life and God does not expect it, but He does expect us to SEEK holiness above our selfishness. Like I said, easier said than done- just ask me. 😉;) I also like what Tai emphasized- its not about seeking pleasure after pleasure, but finding where we fit.”

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