Clark Gable was one bad dude. Who else could rock a pencil thin mustache and drop that wisdom to live by?!
I have come to realize that letting go of everything that bothers you can drastically change your outlook on life. It’s not an easy task but the more you practice the better you get.
Take for instance that guy that shouldered you earlier to get closer to the stage.
What was his deal?
Why was he drenched?
Was that a pacifier in his mouth?
These are the kind of questions that could ruin a moment for someone. I would say don’t waste time worrying about the walking Oedipus Complex. There is never any other moment than the one your experiencing now. Letting someone or something else control your emotions for that one moment is like having time stolen away.
It isn’t quite indifference, a word that in my mind connotates lazyness, so much as being in control of your emotions. Unwavering in the face of reality’s drama. Thus the real fight here is on the mental field against your own ego. You know, that thing all of us have that is supposed to be our “identity” but more often than not ends up being that wet blanket that dictates all of our actions. Fighting you own ego is and will always be a struggle, however it becomes manageable with each new victory in controlling your emotions.
The take-away here is that to be a happier person you must choose to be happy. It really is a lot easier then most would imagine.
You must first focus on only the present moment you are in. Doing this will rid your mind of any concerns from the past or future. If provoked physically or emotionally it is important to observe your response. Once you choose to perceive this from an “outsider’s” point of view you can gain control over the emotion quite easily. The third and most important step in being happy is by being happy. Focusing on having only happy thoughts and responding to people/things in a happy way will make you happy.
As Leo Tolstoy said “If you want to be happy, be”