We Have A Duty
Posted: 02 April 2007
Word Count: 300
“The idea of always being at peace, always being blissfully happy is scary. Anyone in a placid state is just going to vegetate.”
It is unlikely there are many Catch 22 lovers living in the nation’s Acacia Avenues as an AA commissioned survey has revealed the residents’ definition of happiness as “never moving, never divorcing and never changing jobs”
Members of the creative communities have frequently maintained there are hidden lives amongst the acacias but on the evidence, this appears not the case. These homes are not hiding Charlotte the Harlot, the gnome-infested gardens do not yield severed ears and it is not worth looking closer: life can actually be that bland.
It is a painful philosophy, not because we should crave a world of aspirational consumers displaying their wealth, stimulating street crime and gradually increasing their carbon footprint, but it because strongly conveys that bubble living is enough sustenance for their lives.
The suggestion happiness occurs through a lifestyle that over values continuity and has structure that no longer supports, it smothers, is depressing
A follow up survey should be performed by the British Fertility Society as to live with such a philosophy is to deny evolution. These communities may have signed their own death warrant.
To prevent this dangerous belief spreading society has to ensure individuals are incapable of reaching adulthood with such a misinformed concept of happiness.
You have a duty.
Do not let the need for stability suffocate our other drives for creativity, originality and stimulation.
Seek out new experiences
Engage with everything you do, on every level, at every opportunity.
Society will benefit.
After all, to paraphrase a famous football manager, “If a person is not interfering with the game of life, what the hell is he doing on the planet?”
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