The pursuit of happiness.

Have you ever wondered what constitutes happiness? What makes people happy, I mean truly delirious, belly aching, eye-brimming happiness?
Well, this is what’s been occupying my thoughts for some time now. (And has ironically, made me decidedly unhappy)
Ok, suppose you’re an ordinary person; not rich, not poor, not fat, nor skinny- just middling, picture Goldilocks’ dream scenario. Yet, you’re still restless and dissatisfied. This is where I’m at right about now.

I’ve been playing the dangerous ‘if only’ game lately:
If only…I could find the love of my life.
If only…I’d studied something else.
If only…I took that gap year.
If only…I lived overseas.

You get the gist. (don’t try this game, is incredibly unsettling- don’t say I didn’t warn you)

The weird thing is that I know exactly what my problem is- I’m living in the past and the future but not in the present, case in point: “It’s almost Friday- yay!” then Friday comes round and low and behold, I’m not magically transferred to fabulous party with my pick of gorgeous eligible bachelors, nope, instead I get: It’s Friday, whoo fucken hoo.

But my main problem is perfectly articulated by the following Nietzsche quote: “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”

Hence the commencement of my blog, not that blogging gives me a life purpose, but it does distract me a little, and at this point a distraction from myself is as good as creme brule.

Ms Anthropy

About vocationalgirl

I am a strategic planner, neurotic wordsmith and art lover with a penchant for anything digital- my forte being digital marketing. I love that this field encompasses both creativity as well as a thorough understanding of data analytics- it is a true social science that bases company revenue on modeling client behavior in the online space, looking at means to optimize conversion and effectively modifying behavior. I am a perpetual executive student, and am currently in the midst of completing my MBA at the top rated business university in Africa (GIBS). My academic interests include: Increasing social mobility in emerging markets through technology. The ekphrasic relationship between abstract expressionist art and poetry. French feminist theory and its applications for women working in male gendered roles. Skills: Digital strategic planning Conversion optimization Web Analytics Digital media strategy Project management Writing and editing
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2 Responses to The pursuit of happiness.

  1. Bruno says:

    Good questions !!! I hold your Nietzshe quote which is very good to record. The only thing that troubles me is that it is said by Nietzche….

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