Why is happiness so suspect?
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|Thu, 07-23-2009 - 8:01am|
For a while now I've noticed a trend here that baffles me -- apparently No one is to be believed if they cop to being happy or content...if they admit that their life is just fine thank you. if they don't bemoan not having more money or not being thinner or not having a better job or having a job but wanting to stay home or staying home but wanting a job ...if one says "yeah you know...life's pretty good - got my health, my family, life's as I like it" then that's seen as "pollyana-ish" or "naive"
I. Don't. Get. it.
Why are so many so quick to tear down, to judge, to laugh, to mock, and most of all to suspect that peoepl are LYING because they say they're happy. If someone came on and said "oh my life sucks, I don't have enough money, I'm bored, I'm lonely, etc.." does that make them more believable? Have we as a whole be come so suspicous of our fellow men and women we simplly can't believe someone is content that we haveto resort to " you live THERE? you're lying if you say you like it" or " you weigh WHAT? you can' possibly be happy" or "You're not WEALTHY?" how can you possibly EXIST? Really people? Really?
Send your kid to a small private school and you're "denigrating public schools" send your kid to public school and like it? well you're just FOOLING yourself schools are good in your area. Work at a job you love and is intellectually rewarding? You're kidding yourself.. you work for money you moron. how naive to think you work at ajob you love. Save to spend money on a vacation? You're flaunting your EXTRAS -- (hey here's an idea..how about just saying 'have a great trip?') Have you been on the receiving end of kindness -- a gift from friends, a gesture of humanity and caring? Well you must have ASKED for it you grubbing grabby selfish person...
Can I just ask? Who the hell appointed so many of us the judgement police for other people's lives? Seriously. Get the heck over yourselves. If your own life is that bitter then I'm sorry for you.
mine's not. I'm happy. Whether you believe it or not...