Happy for a Minute.

 How have we gotten so comfortable with compromising our truths in the pursuit of happiness? Some say that people under a certain age haven’t spent the time to discover and refine what the concept of truth really means to them. There is legitimacy in that statement, yet it smacks of a deflection.      This is all too common to say only one group of people is affected by this compromise. Marketing is dedicated to making us feel incomplete so we can be sold the miracle cure. If we could just have this one thing or just be like this person, we would be happy. If only we budge a little on our moral code.     I believe that we all have moments where we know exactly what we should do. There is a clear action to be taken. One that’s in line with our beliefs. Sometimes we are strong enough though sometimes we tell ourselves we deserve better. Or this should be easier. So we’ll let it slide. Just this one time.     To catch our breath.      To be happy for a minute.      Personal truths are our foundation in an ever changing world. Everything good in our life has been built upon it’s solid architecture. With each small compromise, whether conscious or not, our foundation becomes unstable. Nothing of note has ever been built on the shifting sand.

How have we gotten so comfortable with compromising our truths in the pursuit of happiness? Some say that people under a certain age haven’t spent the time to discover and refine what the concept of truth really means to them. There is legitimacy in that statement, yet it smacks of a deflection. 

 

This is all too common to say only one group of people is affected by this compromise. Marketing is dedicated to making us feel incomplete so we can be sold the miracle cure. If we could just have this one thing or just be like this person, we would be happy. If only we budge a little on our moral code.

 

I believe that we all have moments where we know exactly what we should do. There is a clear action to be taken. One that’s in line with our beliefs. Sometimes we are strong enough though sometimes we tell ourselves we deserve better. Or this should be easier. So we’ll let it slide. Just this one time.

 

To catch our breath. 

 

To be happy for a minute. 

 

Personal truths are our foundation in an ever changing world. Everything good in our life has been built upon it’s solid architecture. With each small compromise, whether conscious or not, our foundation becomes unstable. Nothing of note has ever been built on the shifting sand.

joseph peaks