Meaning & Happiness

“I believe the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear.”
-The Dali Lama

My friends are making me happy!

Over the last few month, many of my friends have shown me that they understand the true purpose of life. They have told me stories about how they decided to refuse the standard lives that society has quietly, but consistently, told them they must live in order to start something or be apart of something meaningful – meaningful to themselves and to other people in this world.

One of my friends quit his job to start his own sports consulting company, another just won a business plan competition and is planning to start her own educational gaming company in order to inspire pride and positive learning habits in young black Americans. In Arizona, I know a group of guys who are starting a lifestyle media company which aims to show young men of every race how to be respectful, successful citizens of the world. One of my buddies from college is currently in Dubai doing work he probably isn’t qualified for, but succeeding, as his company tries to find ways to lower Dubai’s environmental damage amidst the flurry of construction that is going on there.

In general, I am happy to see people close to me risking future security to live lives full of meaning and happiness rather than lives full of work and obligation. I think our generation is finally waking up and realizing that the world as it is is not how it should be and we actually can work to make things better.

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2 Responses to “Meaning & Happiness”

  1. Derrick Says:

    Could not agree more with your summation of it all at the end. Our generation is def waking up to it all. Seek happiness, make your mark and make a difference in this world. Cannot agree more.

  2. Tiffany Says:

    Even though everyone should seek their own path and do what makes them happy, don’t negate those that have chosen a traditional path in the pursuit of happiness. for instance, society has always told women that being a wife and a mother is their proper place. but what if a woman truly finds happiness in being both of those things and a driven career woman?does that make her any less inspirational or admirable? in the pursuit of breaking down barriers and enforcing acceptance, remember those of us who welcome a traditional path, and also embrace independence and innovation.

    You’re blog is great:)

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