When I think the thoughts of what will make me happy; in a partner, in life, in a job, or in the simplest of things – such as – what do I want to eat, I always come back with – I want freedom to choose. Freedom to choose to be, to do, to have or to want – anything. Freedom to be myself. Not the me that my mother wants me to be, or my father, my children, my neighbor, or my boss.
The more freedom, or at very least, perceived freedom that I have, the happier I perceive myself to be. I am not saying that I need to be totally hedonistic about my life. I do a lot of self sacrificing for the benefit of others, but it is my freedom and choice to do it. So in having a perfect life, job or mate, should the number one question be – How much freedom will I have? Do I get to set my own hours? Will my opinions or suggestions be heard and considered? Will I be able to pursue my dream and be supported for it? Do you have organic food?
Just a thought…
Having a perfect life in a perfect world…
“I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.””
– Dr Martin Luther King
And, I say to you today that I still have a dream, a dream in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment! That we will all rise up, if we so choose, because of great men who have come before us. That we are all equal, and we do have rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We have the freedom to choose and pursue what life it is that we are going to live.
Now – what are we going to do? How do we choose to live? Who do we choose to be?
Just a thought…
Having the perfect life in a perfect world…