This experience we call 'life' isn’t easy.
Life doesn’t always hand out rainbows and sunshine. Often it delivers hailstorms and acid rain. Actually, life downright sucks sometimes. People can be shitty, and the government routinely fails us. Our bodies don’t always hold up the way we’d like. People we love sometimes leave, or get sick and die, while there isn’t a damned thing we can do about it. How can anyone be truly happy on this spinning ball of misery we call Earth?
Before us all lay two paths. Path A and Path B.
Path A: I let circumstances and outside forces determine my perception of life. Empower others to control my emotional journey. Permit the economy, the weather, or other people to affect my level of contentment. Really there are a million different factors I might allow to govern my happiness. I call Path A the Play-dough Path, because it can be shaped and molded by many factors.
|What's your path?|
Every person selects their path, traversing one or the other at any given time. Sometimes, I jump from one path to the other, like a kid playing hopscotch, barefooted on scalding cement in the summer sun.