The End of Happiness

The End of Happiness

The End of Happiness

Comparison is the death of happiness. Even a flower never considers competing with the worst flower in front of it. It only blooms once. There lies the ultimate beauty to this. That’s why when you catch a glimpse of something beautiful, you immediately compare it to that beautiful thing and feel superior over the comparison.

However, human beings are not made in this manner. We have a higher purpose for being here on earth and we should utilize each and every opportunity to reach it. The concept of absolute good in-itself cannot help us reach our goal unless we first believe there is a goal and then go ahead and try to attain it by any means necessary. If we lack belief, then action becomes meaningless and no matter how hard we try, we will always remain in the same situation we were in before.

So the real test of the mettle of a man or woman lies somewhere in between absolute good in-itself and ethical or immoral satisfaction. Somewhere along the line, we either lost sight of our objective or we just got diverted by some higher emotion. The best way to overcome this is through a life experience and personal reflection process, which is an essential ingredient for the re-formation of character. This will help us to perceive the world objectively and thus realize that all the subjective views we hold dear about the morality of our actions are nothing but ideas we have gained through our life experience. It is therefore unethical to think anything other than this. When we do this, we see that the concept of moral goodness is nothing but a convenient illusion created out of our initial base experiences and then maintained through the process of self justification by the conscious and subconscious mind.