The 5 pillars of happiness
Happy Sunday everyone!
As many of you know, my dad’s condition isn’t excellent. As of early this year, he has been diagnosed with stage four cancer in his lungs and bones. Therefore, as you can imagine, we run from home to the hospital on a regular basis. After spending so much time in the hospital, I realized something. In today's world, there are no longer any real relationships.
While we were waiting for the first surgery to finish, which took 11 hours, we saw other patients after their surgeries and no one was out waiting for them. Meanwhile, we were over 30 people waiting outside for my father. That was touching and at the same time mindblowing. Thank you for that.
Surround yourself with people who love you and want the best for you. Find the ones that will be there both in your highs and your lows. An old man's greatest joy is to see a room full of friends who support him even in his darkest hour.
Hope y’all have a wonderful Sunday. Enjoy the read!
Grow your mindset: The 5 pillars of happiness
This time, I decided to skip the “Twitter Growth” part and focus entirely on this topic. Let me know what you think, if you like it, or if I should go back to writing for both of the topics.
As I’ve said in the past, life is a game. A really complex one, but at the same time, really simple if you figure out what the rules are. As I talk to people of all ages, I realize that most of them don't know the rules yet, or it took them a long time to figure them out.
Rule number one is to enjoy your life — to be happy. Many will say that difficulties and problems aren’t letting them live with happiness. Truth is that pain and suffering are a part of life but happiness is only related to outer events. Happiness is tied to the mindset of the individual.
Anyone can achieve happiness if they base their mindset on these 5 rules:
Work a job you enjoy
Living a happy life implies that you are doing things you love. Finding a job that fulfills you is essential. Your workplace is 50% of your day. You need to make sure you are enjoying your time working.
People are trapped in workplaces they want to escape. They feel captured by a 9-5 job they hate. Be your own boss. I’m not saying you should quit your job and start your business. Just find a job that you enjoy. Someone can be a doctor and truly love their job while someone else wants to build a business.
In any case, it’s completely up to you. You are the protagonist of your life. If your job doesn’t fulfill you, do something about it.
Lower your standards
I was looking at the hippies and I was wondering how can these people enjoy what they are doing. They are spending their life chilling and smoking weed in their half-broken van and they seem happy. Meanwhile, you see some other people who say that they wish they had more free time and they are sad because they can’t afford that Louis V bag.
That got me thinking and I quickly realized that it’s all about how you view the world. Do you see the glass as half full or half empty?
Being happy is a state of mind. It’s not so related to goods and money. Yes, money gives you more free time but that’s it. You can be broke and happy. And the truth is that nowadays, social media are forcing us to follow that materialistic mindset.
Always remember that as long as there’s someone else in a forgotten village out there and they are happy, you can be too. Be grateful for the tiniest things, a nice text from a friend, a sunset, or even a plate of food.
As humans, we have an inner need for self-development. If you think about it, we are all products of ourselves. Treat yourself as clay, you’re the potter.
Improving as a human being and achieving personal goals brings you inner fulfillment. That’s also the reason why hippies aren’t truly happy and also the reason why they are using weed to replace the fulfillment you get for doing something valuable to yourself and to society.
Invest in relationships
Relationships are probably the single most important thing to you and your life. Is the source of all of your best memories and all of your worst memories. When you are 85-90 years old and you think back over the course of your lifetime, you're not gonna think "I wish I spend more time on the internet or at work", or "I wish I owned a better phone" or “I wish I owned a better watch or bag“, it’s not gonna be any of those things.
It’s going to be, “I wish I spent more time with the people I love“.
With that said, more sure you spend time with friends and family. Work, hustling, and all are great. But strong bonds and friends will last a lifetime.
Have a vision
Last but not least, you need a vision, a goal, an idea.
We have the urge to pursue an ultimate goal, that goes far beyond our existence, beyond that 90-100 years. We were built this way.
Every revolution was started because of a dream, something that one person alone could never achieve, but for the same idea they would sacrifice their lives.
We can’t wrap our heads around living for such a short amount of time, we need to find something big enough to give ourselves a WHY to live.
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The faster you figure out how life works and what you need to do in order to succeed, the more happy years you’ll enjoy. I hope you found this post helpful and it allowed you to see life through my eyes.
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Collab Land Airdrop
Dunno if you remember collab land back in the gold times when everyone was using it to enter token-gated discord channels. Well, these guys are now coming up with an airdrop. You can see below who is eligible and if you are, make sure you don’t miss it. The token claim will begin on February 23.
Blur vs OpenSea
Blur did their airdrop on the 14th of February. This airdrop broke the network, the gas was at 600-700 gwei for more than 5 hours while 1.1k ETH was burned. But this was just the beginning.
OpenSea, the marketplace giant, felt that Blur is competitive as they got more traded volume yesterday and they came up with some big changes. 0% royalties for a limited amount of time. You can read more on this thread they posted on Friday.
It’s going to be really interesting to see who comes on top, but I have to say that I’m on team Blur ;)
Something I found a few years ago:
Depend only on yourself for your happiness.
Treat others as you want to be treated.
Be content no matter where you are.