Others surprise me - over and again. They say, "Just be happy!" I hear and read it everywhere all my life. As if it’s a law of nature. As if everyone knows what happiness is and know its definition by heart. As if it’s ready to be picked like ripe blueberries on a bush, ready to be eaten.
Sometimes I feel as a stranger in the desert. Whispering in the wind: the definition of happiness is historically and culturally biased. As if not a single person is listening and realizing the impact of that truth. It should make us 'homo sapiens' more humble and less selfish.