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A Life Lived As a Means to An End Is An Unhappy Life

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Your only real job on while on this planet is to enjoy your life.

Life is meant to be a joy- its our life after all- we should spend it as happy as possible- always reaching new levels of happiness previously un-experienced.

How do we experience the next level of joy in our life? If you think that you have to work hard and do lots of things that you hate in order to be happy you are living a life of means to an end. My question to all those people that are living a life of means to an end is- when will the end become now? When will you actually experience your end- when will the means pay off? Living life as a means to an end will never pay off- because the end never comes its always in the future and never now.

The key is to stop living life as a means to an end- and start living life as if you already have what you want. As Ghandi said- “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” When I first heard that quote it changed my life- because it absolutely makes so much since to me. If you want to be happy you have to start doing things that make you happy now. Living a life as a means to an end will leave you unhappy 95% of the time because you are constantly doing something you don’t like for a short lived result.

If you want to be happy most of the time you have to do those things that make you happy most of the time. It takes courage and clarity to do what makes you happy most of the time- but life is so much better when your happy.

So start doing what makes you happy now- realize that by living a life as means to an end can not give you long lasting sustained happiness. Realize that you must be the change you want to see in the world; you must be happy now.

Be happy and enjoy life.



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