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On Happiness...

Why do we feel, that we as a society, need to set up standards in order to achieve happiness? As Marquis de Sade once said”

“Happiness is ideal, it is of the imagination”

or something of that sort.

anywho, what’s the deal with that? it’s as if people need some sort of set of ideals in order to validate their happiness. It’s almost as if people feel the need to work for happiness or else there is no point to it. 

and that’s what i’m trying to understand. 

why do people feel like they have to work to be happy? why do people feel like they need to follow a set of standards in order to judge whether they are happy or not?

Society dictates that in order to be happy, you must be successful. in order to be perceived as successful, you need to have a job, a car, a house, a family. you also need to look a specific way and act a specific way, et cetera and so forth. But why?

why not just set up a standard where no one gives a fuck about what you do so long as you don’t physically, emotionally, or mentally hurt anyone?

it would seem like it would be much easier to deal with things that way instead of pushing homogeneous standards on people. 

Dürüstlük mü? Biz bunu bilmeyiz; insanlık mı? Tek zevkimiz her türlü kuralı yıkmaktır; din mi? Bizim için boş bir inanç, dini tanıdıkça daha çok aşağılıyoruz; yakınlık… Arkadaşlık… Adaletlilik? Bunlardan hiçbiri yok burada sevgili kızım; burada egoizm, acımasızlık, ahlâksızlık ve en üst düzeyde inançsızlıktan başka bir şey bulamayacaksınız.