But what if pleasure / enjoyment/ happiness were just unintended byproducts.What if they were just positive consequences of doing the right thing and instead there was something you could deliberately cultivate? Survivors of all types of accidents or horrendous living conditions often share eerily similar stories. He was a victim of the Nazi regime and spent several years in the Auschwitz concentration camp while his entire family and both parents passed away.I ended up thinking about this more: the deepest human value, one that you can selectively pursue and cultivate to enrich your life, is it really happiness?Or is happiness a consequence of doing things right?“For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself.It’s called Getting Un-Lost and Re-Writing History and the big question it asks you is this: for all the experiences to occur in.The experiences just become noise, they are random, chaotic, and although enjoyable, they don’t come together and provide any coherent feeling of “purpose.” They aren’t part of a larger storyline.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success — success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think of it.” I think there’s one particular reason why many of us feel completely lost. Many early philosophers believed that our primary motivation in life was personal pleasure or happiness — that’s just what we strive for and that’s just what our purpose is.
I mean, it makes sense: There’s a good argument for straight up pleasure / happiness / joy being the sole purpose of life.
Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends.
Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem.
If you don’t currently have a story there are 4 qualities inherent in any epic tale: Without a fundamental underlying story, experiences, no matter how enjoyable or epic become noise. Move to Spain and learn Spanish.) Set arbitrary fitness goals: gain 20 pounds of muscle, lose 20 pounds of fat.