I came across a post that one of my friends had put on facebook today. He is about 20 years old and was raised in a christian home, but his actions suggest that he is not a christian in the slightest. I do not mean for that to sound like a judgement, I just said that so you have a small idea of what kind of person this post came from. I don't know exactly, and I could be wrong, but he may very well be atheist.
Anyways, I am just wondering as to what your thoughts are on the post? In other words, what do you think is right or wrong about this post?
I have not changed any words in the post, this is an exact copy from his facebook timeline.
~HAPPINESS DOES NOT EXIST~
"All my life people have told me to do what makes me happy,that the pursuit of happiness is the most primal drive in every human being. But I wonder, has it ever struck you just exactly you are pursuing. How would you define happiness? What would that look like in your life. If your anything like me then that description would include a slue of the fantastic. Fancy house and fancy car after all who doesn't want success. Now lets pretend those materialistic things even did fulfil us, by that logic we would remain unhappy until the time that we attained that dream. And if those things we worked so hard for were ever taken away then we would become unhappy and be right back at the start. Based on the unpredictable nature of life I have concluded that happiness should not and absolutely must not depend on the physical world. I believe happiness does not exist, at least not in the way our society sells it. Happiness is an emotion categorized as the state of feeling happy. No human could possibly be at the same emotional level all the time and only feel one thing. So does that mean if I feel a different emotion then I am unhappy. I strive to be content, it is not an emotion but a state of mind, a different way of looking at life. Day after day I hear people say they desire happiness above all but continually focus on the negative. I can't control the world around me but I can control how I perceive it and what to focus on. So I say if you desire to be happy then simply choose to be,right now.But be prepared the battle over your own mind will be the hardest battle you will ever fight."