I read this line that someone Tweeted that goes like, “Everyone deserve happiness,” and then “The Key to success is to keep your eye on the goal.” Nice little notes that I think the author was trying to relay inspiration with motivation. But it made me laugh. I responded to the Tweet, saying, “What do you mean”?
The reply was beyond what I expected. The reply was, “Are you that stupid….#%$@.”
Well, am I? Of course, I knew what I was getting myself into. I promptly responded with, “I think you just like Tweeting garbage, and you have no idea what you are saying.”
Several hours went by, then “The world needs less people like you. Are you sure you can read? Only stupid people not understand. Get a life!” Then another Tweet followed, “If you can’t know happyness(sic), then stay off twitter.”
I replied, “OK, I’m not going to be Spelling Nazi, but I need to critique your messages of your 400,000 plus Tweets over the past three years. You say, “Everyone deserves happiness,” explain what you mean by “happiness”? Am I going too fast for you?”
“%$#-hole, I’m reporting you—I hope you go to jail.” I left out the rest of the text because its content was not public Blog friendly. Then, the tweets were promptly deleted.
Sadly, I was still curious as what “happiness,” meant, and why I deserved it. So, I will try and fill in the blanks for you.
In my mind, happiness means, either I am going to have the rest of my life off with no more work, or someone will hook an needle into my arm loaded with good old coffee goodness, and I go about my day with my heart beating at 1000 beats per minute. Or, it is pure psychological; my mind is hooked up to the Matrix, and I am living in an alternate universe as the leader of the world. Logic would say then, I am not happy because I am not hooked up to Matrix—or am I? Does “happiness” mean the same for everyone else? Does it mean this for you?
My point: everyone has their own definition of happiness. And do not get me started on “Goal,” because Hockey keeps popping up. I remember in my Post Education years, an English instructor lectured to me that the world lacks critical thinking, so looking at the world through this lens changes us the most. When we critically think at what we read, then we can analyze what it is that is been said, and then form an unbiased opinion. If the Writer is not willing explain what, he or she, has written, then it is meaningless and has no value to the reader.