I have been racking my brain, trying to figure out what kind of deep and serious knowledge, or insights I could impart on the Intent.com community. Yesterday, I was all blocked up- couldn’t think about anything. Every time I tried to start writing something, I had a million thoughts, and I couldn’t focus. Luckily, yesterday was only my second day on Intent.com, only my second day trying to make the world a better place (on this particular website).
Today, in the shower, I realized that my problem was trying to take on topic, problems, issues that one could fill a book- a library trying to tackle. I needed to focus, to hone in on smaller problems and smaller solutions. The only way to put together a puzzle is one piece at a time, unless you have a ton of friends working on the puzzle. In the shower, with the water washing over me, I realized that everyone else on Intent.com, that you are all my friends, trying to help put together this puzzle, a puzzle that no one can really put together themselves, but that we all have to work on, a puzzle harder than a Where’s Waldo puzzle, the puzzle of life.
I never thought I would ever write the word "puzzle" so many times.
After I had this all figured out, I started to think about happiness and what I believe is one of the keys to happiness. Here it is:
Okay, I know you have all heard this before. It is one of the ten commandments, but don’t think about it as one of the ten commandments; don’t think of it as a rule; just think of it as good advice.
Many times people confuse "coveting" for "wanting." It is fine to want things, but be aware and take note of why you want the things you want. If you find that you want something just because someone else has it, then you are coveting.
Desire is human nature. Everyone wants things, and many times they are the same things as everyone else, but don’t just want something because someone else has it, or you think someone else has it. This is even more important to remember about intangible things like love, security, or say… happiness.
P.S. The grass might be greener on the other side, because it is covered in blood… and you are colorblind.
P.P.S. The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss would be a nice supplement to this blog post.