I Don't Believe In Doing What Makes You Happy
There is an empty saying I hear over and over again in my generation and that saying is, "Do what makes you happy". It sounds nice and fluffy, but it is empty and doesn't help anyone. I don't do what makes me happy, I do what I believe is right. People chase happiness but find themselves empty because they're looking at it all wrong. Life isn't about chasing happiness, it's about doing what's right. Do good for yourself and for others, only then you will find true happiness. This saying is dangerous because it causes people to have delusions about what they think will fulfill them. What makes a drunkard happy? Alcohol. But would we continue to allow a drunkard to drink when we know their life has gone down the crapper? We all know that the drunkard would be truly happy if he would do the right thing and fight to abolish his desire to drink because alcohol is ruining his life. We humans will find true happiness once we discipline our flesh to do what is right, and we all know this deep down. Humans naturally crave justice. We desire for there to be goodness in the world. We must fulfill that goodness by living exemplary lives of sacrificial love. We mustn't promote happiness, we must promote goodness. This saying promotes selfishness, and selfishness leads to bad things. A rapist loves to rape. Violent people love to hurt others. But of course we wouldn't tell them to keep doing what makes them happy, we would tell them to stop and do what is right. Happiness is spiritual but we treat it superficially. Our spirits crave goodness and once we subjugate the flesh to do good only then we can find happiness.