Have you ever just been…happy??? Really and truly happy? Not the kind of happy when your day’s going pretty well and you get to have pizza that night, but the shameless, wild, ridiculous, three-year-old-on-Christmas/teenage-girl happy? The kind of happy that you’ve really only ever heard about and normal people have no business being?
Have you ever come to a point in your life when all the sudden everything is completely different, but also very much the same? You were thinking one thing about your life and then one day something completely unexpected happened and all the sudden, even though nothing has really changed, everything has changed?
And you’re so outrageously and unabashedly happy you can’t eat, you can’t sleep, you can’t even entertain the realm of studying, and all you do is walk around grinning like a complete idiot?
If you have not had this experience, I highly recommend it.
And the thing is, I’m not convinced that this is a hard state to achieve. Despite the very specific circumstances I have here stated, I’ve been thinking quite a bit recently about the idea of happiness. Even though we’ve all heard this a million times, do we actually believe that happiness is something that we choose? Can we choose to be this dangerously happy? Sure, we hear all sorts of things about happiness, but are they true?
Find out. I dare you.
Here are pictures of foxes, because they’re beautiful and make me happy.
I dare you.