When we were young, how many moments of joy did we enjoy in a day? In my memory, it was all the time.
In fact, unless somebody intervened, and made us unhappy, we were happy. But today, it seems like somebody has to intervene to make us happy. As we have grown, it seems like the equation of life has been reversed. The crux of it all is that the more we try to pursue happiness, the more we are infected by misery. After all, what is it that we all do? Eat, sleep, multiply and die?
Yes, we believe we are doing several things, but ultimately it all boils down to the fact that we possess a simple mode of existence. And to achieve some harmony with our realistic life, we end up subjecting ourselves to turmoil and struggle.
The more conclusions we make about life, the less alive we become. In the hastiness of achieving divinity and infinite happiness in life, have we forgotten about humanity, about being human beings? - Romi Sebastian, Qatar - Khaleej Times – Letters to the Editor - 4 June 2010