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Are You Enslaved By the Hype of Society?

Updated on March 9, 2010

There are many people today who think that if you do not work hard enough or that you do things that they would not do that you are less of a person. I think these kinds of people are not very happy. They live in a world of contention and they always seem to be having many problems in their lives. I am going to go into the unknown, into the world that no one really likes to talk about. I am going to talk about personal happiness and about the people who think that you are not good enough because you like to do things that they may not understand or they do not approve of.

So you like to work part time, you own a used car, you like to play video games, and you like to sit back and relax on your days off, you are happy with your life. Don't let the people who are around you bring you down. They tell you that you are not working hard enough or that you are lazy or worthless, do not allow others to judge you and make you feel bad that you are living your life the way you want to.

I don't want you to get confused with what I am saying. I am not saying that you should sit back, relax and be broke all of the time and go into debt. You need to do what you need to do to set yourself up to be happy and to be able to pay all of your bills. If you are happy living in a 3 bedroom trailer house and driving a used pick up truck- that is all paid for- and having a little extra money to go do some of the things that you like to do, then I say do it . If you need the new four bedroom house and brand spanking new car, well that is all good too if you get happiness out of the deal also.

What is personal happiness? Is it having time with your family and living a little bit of a lower lifestyle or is it working all the time making enough money to pay for that big mortgage and car payment and/or being gone all the time? Just because you work the long hours and get all of those nice things, does that make you happy? You must look inside yourself to be sure. My money goes to my bills, food, the things my kids need and fun, good times. What more could I ask for?

You will have to decide for yourself what makes you happy and if you are going to let the people in your lives run it. Just because someone says you are not working hard enough or that what you are doing with your life is useless {Just ignore it} and go on living happy.


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    • ehrendreich profile image

      William Ehrendreich 

      8 years ago from Manitowoc, WI USA

      It is funny how people who see no grace in their lives believe that somebody's life must model theirs. There sense of personal truth must be pretty limited. These people seem to suggest that liberty is define without adherence to its central idiom - free from captivity or restraint. To them responsibility is the noble indenture in exclusion to all else.

    • dpfitzell profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from North Dakota

      Thank you for the great comment bkcreative.

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      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      We have truly been turned into wage slaves. And here in NYC where we are taxed on 3 government levels - the more we earn the greater the tax rate - we are working ourselves into poor health - with little money to show for it. We do have to rethink our lifestyle.

      Once I moved closer to my job, I was able to give up my car - at which time I realized that the car, the insurance, and upkeep - were taking more than a 1/3 my income. Once I got rid of it and did the math - I was able to work p/t outside of the house and do freelance writing at home. And I lived. Life is much, much better. I am almost human - and the stress and exhaustion are gone.

      Your hub is a great reminder - to think for ourselves, another way can very well be the best way!

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      8 years ago

      Very good! I really dislike it when people impose their own ideas of happiness on others, and insist that is the way everyone should live.


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