I’ve Looked in The Mirror and I Told to Myself “Make Me Proud”
I wrote my last article on Medium more than seven months ago. Since then, a lot has changed.
Life is never a straightforward process. It takes you through ups and downs, through bad days and good days, breakup and fall in love, darkness and sunshine, but eventually, you will make it. Or at least this is what everybody tells you.
Watching Netflix every day and eating junks food that tastes awesome feels great in the moment. When you are in this stage, you can’t complain. Every cell in your body feels as if it has been reborn a second time.
But life wasn’t built this way.
Everything we see around us results from thousands of years of hard work and dedication. Every period of the past has come with good and bad. But people never stopped believing that they could improve.
This is how we got at this point.
To be able to heat your food in seconds thanks to the microwave, food that you bought after just a five-minute walk to the corner and back, feels like a blessing.
Or to be able to see your parents who are kilometres away, on the other part of the continent, thanks to some video calls, feels unreal when you think about it, even now.
However, we should not confuse pleasure with happiness.
Happiness is having a garden full of vegetables and picking some each time you want to make a salad and eat fresh food.
At the same time, happiness is spending more time with your parents and being with them whenever you want.
Now, this is happiness.
Those who value happiness more will also feel pleasure, but those who only follow pleasure will not always know what happiness really is.
It is said that money doesn’t buy happiness but maintains it. And in my opinion, this is true.
By having more money, we can solve more problems. More money buys us more time. And also, more money could lead to better opportunities. This means that money is an essential factor if you are the kind of person who values happiness more.