Chasing Happiness. Will writing every day improve one's life?

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“Happiness,” said Aristotle, “is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”

It is in January 2021. COVID19 dominates everything. The social contract of talking about the weather has turned into “Did you see how many new cases today?”

Day 1: Thoughts, apprehensions and musings.

I have always played with the idea of writing. Journaling never appealed to me. It reminds me of those late 90's early 00's dear diary TV sitcoms.

I want to write to give myself a sense of freedom. I want to write about things that interest me, things that challenge me.

My personality is one that finds it hard to put something out there. Fear of failure and ridicule drives the voice in my head to not bother trying this or that.

Unhelpful thought patterns: “I am not a writer, why should I write. I am not an artist, why should I create.”

That is a bad mentality.

George Bernard Shaw said, “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

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Life is a struggle. Finding and capturing happiness should be the goal. Why not try to write, why not try to create. Nothing to lose but all to gain.

I intend to write about my interests — food, wellness, personal finance, travel, philosophy and loads of others. It might be crap, it might be great but who knows or care.

The approach I want to take is providing value to my 20-year-old self having 10 years more experience.

This was fun (for me). Here is to a better 2021 more to come.

Thank you for reading.




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