Are You Tired Of Transient Happiness?

transient happiness
The highlights of our lives are moments of transient happiness.

Most of us spend our lifetimes chasing these peaks of pleasure.

We all want to be “happy” yet grow disappointed when the dopamine hits subside.

It’s easy to grow restless during the in-between moments where there’s no immediate reward.

However, when you’re constantly on the look out for your next fix you lose sight of the *big picture*.

With Good Moods Come Bad Moods,
And All The In-Betweens

The best way to transcend this spectrum of emotion is to invest into something that endures through the eternal ups and downs.

People spend months in anticipation for certain events, reach their happiness peak, and then return to reality when it subsides.

Think:

  • EDC
  • Coachella
  • vacations, etc

I lived my college years by such an outlook, but then I realized life was passing me by.

My day-to-day existence was fairly monotonous.

I surrounded myself with hedonistic indulgences to distract myself until larger dopamine paydays would arrive. When my fix wore off, I’d be right back where I started.

Although there’s nothing wrong about enjoying the peaks of happiness, it’s important to never lose sight of the present moment.

Happiness is a mental habit, a mental attitude, and if it is not learned and practiced in the present it is never experienced.

It cannot be made contingent upon solving some external problem. When one problem is solved another appears to take its place.

Life is a series of problems.

If you are to be happy at all, you must be happy, period!

-Maxwell Maltz

No person is 100% euphoric all the time.

Directing your focus towards self-improvement makes you more aware of the fleeting nature of happiness. Putting in meaningful work resonating with your core contributes to more lasting fulfillment.

Where You Direct Your Efforts Determines
Everything About You

The hours invested into your arena of choice are a major factor in creating meaning within your personal reality. You aren’t truly alive if you “work just to work” and then blow off surplus income chasing tail/bullshitting/watching sports at bars. Dopamine junkies never question their overall trajectories and wonder why they’re chronically unhappy.

Oh man, another Monday… hopefully I have enough of my xanax prescription left to make it to happy hour.

The peaks and valleys of life are ultimately irrelevant.

Happiness is a byproduct of living an overall fulfilling/enjoyable lifestyle in line with your inner-voice.

If you aren’t creating meaning within your life, why are you even here? What’s the point of being alive if you purely live for the sparse peaks of happiness while numbing yourself to the in-betweens? Why reduce yourself to a robot?

Discovering your life’s task is the best way to overcome the absurdity of existence.

P.S. Click here to learn more about overcoming transient happiness.

SUBSCRIBE HERE FOR FREE

YES! I want to join the winner's circle. Please send updates to the following email address (at no cost to me)

Comments

  1. Harodim says

    Hey dude, I really enjoy your blog. Over time it has become my favourite, because your words resonate with me so well. I am currently reading “Mastery” by Robert Greene and have too realised the importance of finding my life’s purpose. Ultimately we need to give our lives meaning, and contribute to something that is larger than ourselves.

    My regret is that I have not developed a particular specialism thus far in life. I have worked in several fields and have had many hobbies but have grown tired of them after several years and moved on. The search continues for something that I can truly take joy in mastering, but I can feel I’m getting closer :)

    Thanks for your words of inspiration, keep it up!

    • misterinfinite says

      I would highly recommend reading “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. It is a story about finding one’s calling that resonated very powerfully with me. I have come to find that the answers that you seek often make themselves clear when you stop actively looking for them.

      Never underestimate your intuition.

Trackbacks

  1. […] that the number one thing that most people lack in their lives is a healthy amount of self-love. They try to fill this gaping hole with women, drugs, alcohol, etc. While these things are enjoyable, they need to be the dessert of your life… not the main […]

  2. […] saps away your creative energy. All your free time ends up spent on leisure as a means to recharge. It is extremely selfish to live strictly as a consumer who holds limited goals and pursues immediate…. Rest and stagnation cause the mind to start decaying. The 9-5 beta lifestyle increases passivity, […]

  3. […] You would be surprised how many people lack joy in their lives. Let social interactions act as opportunities for you to share your positivity with others. It can really brighten up someone’s day when you jolt them out of the drudgery of their routines. People are so scared of being judged that they stick to socially approved scripts (where are you from, what’s your job, blah blah blah). No one actually gives a shit about any of that stuff. Interact for the sake of self-amusement. Do it for yourself. Leave the people alone who react negatively. […]

  4. […] into the concrete jungle, or should I let this opportunity pass me by and allow myself to get swallowed by the swampy hedonistic waters of comfort? Even though my inner red pill is screaming out for me to say “fuck it” and go, this is […]

  5. […] I remember how exciting it was as a teenager/young adult to be playing drinking games and getting wild at parties. These days, I’m no longer intrigued by such things because I’ve gotten it out of system. It’s much more stimulating for me to read books and to socialize in a manner that aims to compound value. The partying lifestyle can definitely strengthen one’s social skills, but it is ultimately a dead-end road. […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *