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Random thought of the day... [Nov. 26th, 2012|07:47 pm]
A life focused on *being* something is risky, because there's a cultural meme that completes the becoming as "...and then I'll live happily ever after". And unless the focus is on being someone who lives happily, one might find that one has spent so much time Becoming Something that one has forgotten to learn how to live happily.

[User Picture]From: acelightning
2012-11-27 06:07 am (UTC)
Maybe "making something of yourself" will make you "live happily ever after", and maybe it won't... but you won't know if it does or not if you haven't first learned how to recognize happiness.

(P.S. - I did send you a note, but it seems to have vanished into the aethyr. Consider yourself appreciated!)

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[User Picture]From: ms_interpret
2012-11-27 07:52 am (UTC)
Happiness is the journey, not the destination. :)
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[User Picture]From: pernishus
2012-11-27 11:56 am (UTC)
Folks often forget that "happily ever after" is the end of a fairy tale. They are even more prone to leave out of their considerations that "Once upon a time" is how they begin... The Russians have an more realistic view of things -- their fairy tales often begin with "жили-были" [there lived-there was] and end with the narrator claiming that the mead served at the time dripped down his mustache but didn't make it into his mouth...
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[User Picture]From: dandelion_diva
2012-11-28 01:41 am (UTC)
*nod* I could not agree more.
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