Why Was My Friend So Happy
“Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions; it is governed by our mental attitude.” Dale Carnegie
I was feeling dissatisfied with my life. I wasn’t really aware of this at the time. I felt normal. I held the belief that this is how life was. I kept telling myself that things will improve thinking that perhaps I was just in a rut. I started relying on this phrase, “If this…, then… that.”
I wasn’t experiencing any noticeable changes. Days, months and years passed. I felt quite the same – dissatisfied! I then realised that waiting on this or that to start really enjoying my life was a fucking ridiculous.
I then started searching for answers. I started asking the question, “why?” Then I ran into an old school friend. This is that story! This is my story!
Adapted from a blog I wrote – Read the full version here.
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