Perhaps one of the side effects of being part of an “entitled” generation, or an “instant gratification” generation, or just being someone whose pursuit of happiness leads you to continually look outside yourself, is the ongoing effort (and expectation) for a quick fix, without any long-term satisfaction.
How repetitively frustrating! Hey, there’s nothing wrong with wanting the newest, fastest, sexiest iPhone—as long as you don’t put all your happiness eggs in that basket. How about this instead:
“What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures? What if we didn’t need the newest gizmo…the highest high? What if happiness is in the air we breathe....slowly, deeply, and conscious. What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude? What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation? What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us—without chasing after it? What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...regardless of our circumstances?” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie