“Pour quoi je vis? Pourquoi je meurs?” [Why do we live? why do we die] the opening lines to a beautiful French song. The whole what is the point to life question. Who knows what the point to life is? Maybe there is no point to life. Maybe we just exist and everything we think matters actually doesn’t. As I write this I’m thinking the point to life is to simply be happy and to make others happy.
Last night I heard my cousins arguing and one of them said “I swear down on my life..” and I went over and said to the eldest of my cousins here: “Tell a lie and swear down on my life that your telling the truth.” He did. Nothing happened.
That’s the same throughout life it seems. We are spending so much time on things that don’t matter at all. And I don’t think it’s happening by accident either. Lets for a moment go with the hypothesis that the point to life is happiness.
Whilst writing this I found this amazing quote:
“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence“-Aristotle(Greek Philosopher384 BC-322 BC)
I asked a few people around me what would make them happy and the responses I got from guys was typically “fit girlfriend, fast car, loads of money) and from the girls I got “I want to be skinny, have a fit boyfriend, have a big house and loads of money.” I sat thinking about that for a while and couldn’t find a connection between the things they asked for and true happiness. This mentality is present in the majority of the youth here [I'm not sure what it's like in other parts of the world, please get in touch and let me know] A few weeks ago I was sat in a little cafe and a young family came in and the young girl was dressed just like her mum and she had a big over the top bag, Sunglasses on her head even though it was raining. And I overheard some of their conversation where the girl said to her mum “I’m fat and ugly I want to be skinny like ‘Sharpay’.” My little sister watches that trashy phenomenon so I knew exactly who she was talking about.
She was talking about a character from the Disney movies High School Musical. A mirror of celebrities like Paris Hilton. Both are spoilt nobodies who have no respect for anything or anyone and are only interested in their own pointless existence. Now I may be coming across as harsh but if you take a step back and look at what this is doing to kids and it becomes far from harmless. A generation of kids are growing up in this celeb crazed world. It’s in their faces day in day out that what they are seeing on the screen is normality, its happiness; it is what they should be. In the world we live in today ask yourself do you want your kids growing up having the likes of Paris Hilton and ‘Sharpay Evans’?? If your child is a fan of high school musical please do me a favour and ask them what would make them happy and email me what they say I’d be interested to hear that. We have been diverted away from true happiness by propaganda like the above. The happiness thrown at us from Hollywood is so ironic because it’s an illusion, it’s made up but we have become lost and we think that the glam lifestyle is happiness. IT AINT! There is no physically perfect person. WHY? Because WE ARE ALL UNIQUE INDIVIDUALS!!! You walk down your town centre and tell me how many people look like ‘Sharpay’ and it won’t be very many. Advertisers use people like that. They tell you that if you buy their wonder product you could look just like ‘Sharpay’ why would you want to look like someone else when YOU are amazing and unique. The truth is it’s the pursuit of happiness that should make us happy, not money, cars and other material items. A guy called Daniel told me this a few years back and its stuck with me ever since;
Happiness is the only good.
The time to be happy is now.
The way to be happy is to make others so.
David Icke talks about this in his books. He calls it the death bed experience. In the last 10 minutes of your life when you’re sat looking back… How much of it matters? The cars, the money, the glam? Absolutely none of it. There’s more to life than material items. Love and happiness are the most amazing things you can have in life. So go and share love and happiness with all that you meet. Here’s an amazing video, so simple yet so beautiful.
Xx Peace, Love & Happiness for all xx