Not that grief vanishes…but that it begins in time to coexist with pleasure; sorrow sits right beside the rediscovery of what is to be cherished in experience. Just when you think you’re done.
Pleasure is a false god. Research shows that people who focus their energy on superficial pleasures end up more anxious, more emotionally unstable, and more depressed. Pleasure is the most superficial form of life satisfaction and therefore the easiest to obtain and the easiest to lose. And yet, pleasure is what’s marketed to us, 24/7. It’s what we fixate on. It’s what we use to numb and distract ourselves. But pleasure, while necessary in life (in certain doeses), isn’t, by itself, sufficient. Pleasure is not the cause of happiness; rather, it is the effect.
Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
Edward L. Bernays
One of man’s biggest mistakes is to believe that he’s working for someone else.
You are always working for yourself. You may be an important employee to someone, but for yourself you are everything. You are your life. You work for yourself!
Most people rush after pleasure so fast that they rush right past it.
You reach a point where you don’t work for money.
Money can only bring you so far before it won’t be fun anymore.
There will be a point where you start working for your own pleasure, where you do not see work as a duty or as a pain.
Work will be your hobby and you will love it.
But bear in mind: In order for this to happen you need to have a positive mindset about work. Allow your work to affect you in a positive way. As long as you go to your office or place of work with thoughts along the lines of ‘Meh, I hate this job’, you won’t achieve any of those effects.