Sunday, February 3, 2008

Candy Everybody Wants

This article made me stop and think for just a moment. For those who do not click through, I'll summarize: in the face of ten years of self help books and society in general telling us to be happy, some people are beginning to drop out of the happy lifestyle and embrace melancholy. I found this to be an interesting concept - everyone wants to be happy, right, what is wrong with that? But then I thought about it a little more and I realized, that no, I don't always want to be happy. Sometimes being a cranky bitch and taking a night off to watch chick flicks in my pajamas is way more soothing than always trying to be happy. The article also mentions that without unhappiness we wouldn't have some of best writers, musicians and philosophers. It seems the human condition isn't much furthered if everyone is content.

1 comment:

Sara said...

I would have to agree that being a cranky bitch can feel damn good sometimes ;)