To Be Joyful Is To Be Contrarian

We should seek out that which genuinely excites us, not that which simply gets us by. There is more to life than calculated practicality. In fact, it could be argued that a life lived based on practicality alone is a life not lived at all. Sometimes it is necessary to run away from that which…

Finite Goals Bring Fleeting Joy

When our goals are specific, we are more likely to achieve them, but we are also more likely to find disappointment and dissatisfaction when we do. By having specific, measurable goals, we set ourselves up for success. It is easier to achieve goals that we can name and that we can define. The problem is…

Presence, Joy, & Regret

Be grateful for the moments of joy you experience with those you love, no matter how brief they may be, because someday they will be but a memory.  Neither time nor joy are promised to us. How much we experience of each in this life is largely a factor of providence. How well we experience…

The Impracticality of Regret

Practicality precedes longterm happiness, but it must not come at the cost of it. Once we reach the age wherein we begin to become responsible for ourselves, there are certain necessities that we must consider. These are the needs that, for our own survival, must precede our wants. We must have food, clothing, and shelter…

Efficient to What End?

Efficiency is important, but only if they brings us closer to what truly matters. We live in a day and age where a lot of value is placed on maximizing efficiency. We are constantly hustling to get more done in less time and we want everything in our lives to be newer, better, and faster….