What comes next
After everything. What’s after that
The fallout from the lockdown will loom over an entire generation of children and adults.
40% of adults is either depressed or anxious.
Startling numbers which demand Federal action which will come too late and awfully implemented.
So it’s on us. To address and tackle our “new world.”
What is life?
When you’re young, life is exciting.
So much to see, so much to do, so much to smell!
Once you’re lucky enough to reach an advanced age (over 35) you’ve pretty much seen or experienced everything.
…and wish you had never smelled *that*
That is to say if you’re lucky enough to have been born into a position or positioned yourself to a position to attain some WAM. (walking around money)
If you live in a major city and live in a major city you’ve experienced more than one life, simultaneously.
Late nights. Early mornings. Globetrotting, drinks at The Globe rotten.
Once you’ve done it all
Is happiness a matter of doing the same things again, but somehow getting more enjoyment out of them the second time?
Happiness used to come easy.
A beautiful day.
A well deserved drink after work.
But now each day and each drink is now bringing diminishing returns.
It feels less satisfying and more and more makes you feel like something is missing.
You have more than ever. More than you did before. More than you can handle now.
Yet it’s not enough. Why?
Why do we do anything?
We see friends because it brings us joy. We go for a walk to bring joy. We watch a movie or TV show to (hopefully) bring joy.
As we get older though it becomes harder to bring joy.
The gaps in time between joy gets longer and the moments without joy loom larger.
That’s why it’s important to remind yourself:
Remember when we used to “jump for joy!”?
Let’s recapture that. How?
Let’s dissect joy.
What is the best joy?
The best joy is unplanned.
In the moments between planned fun is the most fun. A car ride. Waiting too long on the subway platform.
All opportunities to create joy.