A thought while napping today:
I believe freedom (control over your life) is more important than ‘happiness’.
Let me explain:
Why freedom over happiness?
This is what I think:
A lot of people are ‘happy’ (herd-like cow-like happiness) but have no control over their lives.
A cow can be happy in a slaughter lot. Do you want this kind of happiness? Of course not!
The red pill or the blue pill?
Would you rather:
- Take the red pill, discover the ‘true reality’ and be miserable (yet free) OR
- Take the blue pill, stay within ‘false reality’ and be happy (but unfree)?
For myself, I would choose the red pill. Better to have a life of pain, suffering, but knowing the truth of reality (and being free), instead of being “happy” (freedom from pain) but have no freedom.
Freedom from having to go into a 9-5 job. Freedom from ’employment’.
The first step: become self-employed (entrepreneurship). This means you gain real control over your life. Better to earn $20,000 a year and have total freedom over your life (while living in Saigon or Hanoi) instead of earning $2 million a year and not having any control over your life.
When in doubt, choose freedom over happiness!