Happiness and your own personal weirdness

Happiness and your own personal weirdness

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.  Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.  ~H. Jackson Browne

Recently I have been a bit down in the dumps, for me personally things are going fine, however several people I care about are having significant health struggles and another friend recently passed away.  I’ve recently heard a quote in a film today that sort of sums up my mental state.  I’ve hit an age where it is becoming less and less about what I might do, and more and more about what I’ve done.  This mindset has really started to highlight how different I am from most people.

You see I’m a gypsy and right now I’ve done some things home and work related that have really tied me to one place for a time.  These are good things mind you but for me they have added a level of stress into my life that I really could do without right now.  People don’t understand this, for them these same things are accomplishments, fulfillments of the things they considered goals in their lives, affirmations that they are on the “right” track.  For this reason they are confused that I am not excited about the things I’ve done.

This is a very important lesson in life, we are all truly unique, what may inspire feelings of success and happiness for one person may create feelings of stress and failure in another.  This is why we really need to listen to people, get to truly understand who they are and what motivates them.  And why we need to be compassionate when people react in ways we truly find bizarre, if we care about them and their happiness it is the least we can do.

Have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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