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Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Rainy Day Thoughts

If happiness is the acceptance of what is, then unhappiness is what drives us to change. So are ambitious people unhappy, that’s why they’re driven?

We need to identify the things that make us happy and the things that make us unhappy. Because it is in the former that we turn to when we want peace, joy and a sense of well-being. And it is in the latter that we are ambitious, that we aim to excel.

Do not attempt to roll them into one; dualities have their purpose in Life. Figuring out how to straddle between the two is to find balance in your life.

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Okay that’s it. Staying in my room on a rainy day with a laptop in front of me is turning me into Yoda—but without the awkward sentence constructions. Time for me to go out.

8 comments:

Quentin X said...

Are you on your annual retreat?

joelmcvie said...

@QUENTIN: Seems like it, huh? =)

DATS said...

I say, Happiness is very hard to find...everything seems so temporary, it comes and it's gone.
happy holidyas mcvie!

closet case said...

wow. sunod sunod ang mga philosophical thoughts from Master Mcvie. Now I know what over-analyze means... hahaha

joelmcvie said...

@CLOSTE CASE: But wouldn't it be better to have analysis-paralysis versus analysis-yet-still-do-the-wrong-thingis? LOL (Yes, go ahead, say "humph" then slap me in the fez, hahaha.)

closet case said...

Mcvie... I DONT THINK SO!!!! lol

palma tayona said...

"Staying in my room on a rainy day with a laptop in front of me is turning me into Yoda."

..or maybe it's symptomatic of S.A.D. - seasonal affective disorder. there's a lack of sunlight during this time of the year and it gets the best of many of us.

Happy New Year Mr. Mcvie! :-)

Phoenix said...

you are right. ambitious people are unhappy. look at me! lol!

i always believed there's something better waiting out there if we keep on moving forward.. as a consequence, contentment will never exist.

what deep thoughts you have nowadays = ) the mood will pass, i'm sure.

Happy New Year!