Don’t imprison yourself to any man-made ideology. We glorify religions, people’s interpretations of happiness, and our educational systems as gateways to the life we want, disempowering ourselves from a true freedom of expression through untainted, unpolluted awareness. Your brain is immense and capable of a wide array of emotions, feelings, and compulsions. What’s amazing about the human brain is that it can access many things to store into an easy-to-reach compartment of things and ideas that we find important. We can then shove the extra stuff into a less accessible part of the brain to be accessed later if we can find the neural connections to be important again.
We humans crave novelty. We were not made to stare at the same screen, places, or things day in and day out. We are natural born explorers/adventurers built to survive. We were given everything in nature needed in order to live a fulfilling life encouraged by our curiosity of understanding. In the wild, stagnant meant death and decay. We were curious creatures of the land before we let our reliance on the system develop through our own disconnection from natural rewards and a stimulation shock from overpopulation and technology. This is the generation of wanting what we don’t have and idolizing those who HAVE (or so it seems) as we stride for our own future prosperity. (Note: not present prosperity)