The Happiness formula is WRONG!
March 2, 2012 § 31 Comments
Now that you graduated and have fulfilled the wishes of your institution, community, society, your parents, are you happy? If you are, then good! If you are not, like 83% of the newly graduates (fake statistics, don’t flame me), who end up with no job, or worse yet, a job that does not even require a high school diploma. So how does that makes you feel?
Anyways, my point is that the formula for success is not working. Notice in the picture to the side, that Happiness is a RESULT! It is not a part of the process, nor is it guaranteed at the end.
So, is there a backup plan for the great Success and Happiness formula, if the formula happens to fail? I don’t know about you, but I had to take a good look around (the web) in order to find inspiration and some sort of motivation to not become a person who blames their environment for my own doing. Most of my motivation comes from watching videos of speakers from Ted.com.
I came across a speaker name Shawn Achor and his talk about Happiness being the main ingredient for productivity. In the society that we live in, it seems like we’re more interested in mass manufacture people than foster individuals with the capacity to be great. There are more interests in making everyone average than bringing the average up to stellar and having stellar as the new average. Wouldn’t that be nice?
As you all know, working hard does not always equate to success. Neither would success bring you the happiness you want. So why is Happiness the last step in your formula? Shouldn’t it be the first thing you try to figure out? Like, what remotely makes me happy? Can I do something with that passion? What do I need to succeed? Whom do I trust to share this passion with? Does it matter if I fail while doing something I love?
These are all the questions that I constantly asked myself while I am journey bound toward my goal. Ultimately, I am just satisfied at the fact that later, I won’t be regretting what I could have done today.
(If you made it all the way down here, please comment I’m new to blogging, but it seems tough to get people to talk to you. I already fail in real life. But it seems much tougher even on the internet! Just leave me a “HI”, I’ll find ways to talk to ya )