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I Very much agree🙂; happiness does come from within. Otherwise, nothing will really make you happy.
No worries; you’re fine.
Those who think happiness is achieved through Materialism will never find have happiness
Whats your opinion darlin? What would make you happy?
I’ve always been the antisocial introvert; and I don’t mind that. I know that my being to my own devices makes me happy. So, that’s where my choice of education comes in. I LOVE learning, barricading myself at the library and studying my favorite subject. I’m a DNA analyst and I love being alone working in the lab. A lot of people would think something is wrong with me. But... I can’t help it. I love those things. Took me years and carelessly failing out of nursing school to figure it out.
Oh wow. Thats not weird at all. Never met a DNA analyst before. Nothing wrong with solitude.
Thank you 🙂
I do graphic design started a business restoring vintage photos among others. People find it weird I have a passion for helping others. Nice to meet you.
Wow, that’s awesome! I’m a huge fan of vintage. And I admire people with the courage to start their own business; you don’t have to answer to anyone but yourself. It’s never weird to have a passion for helping people; there’s not enough of that anymore.Nice to meet you too.
🌹 I enjoyed your question I look forward to seeing more.
Aww, thank you! 😊 Hopefully I can think of more—lol!Have a good night.
You as well. Be safe
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Honestly, I guess the goal is just happiness. I’m f it can be earned from both, then awesome. If neither, then bypass my question.
Take a guy who has so much fame/popularity among women. That doesn't come out of thin air. He's probably extremely good-looking, charming, maybe even smart, brilliant, I don't know... but he has something that so many women want. That's "fame". Meanwhile, take some antisocial nerd pedophile. That's "education" absent fame if we paint extremities. Of course, I'm choosing "fame".
*If it can be earned*
Happiness is more social than antisocial in my opinion, but it's a cutoff as I see it... like a bell curve. If you have too much fame then you have too little privacy. If you have too little fame then you have too little support.
Point well made. I personally choose education. People can loose interest in you—there goes your fame... and the women. You have to stay on your game to stay “hot”. At least until the next young cat steps in the scene.No one can take education from you; you’ll always have it while others are gaining the same.But I guess I’m just being a nerd. To each their own.
I don't see fame and education as something to juxtaposition necessarily. Sometimes the most educated are the most famous. Sometimes the least are the most famous. These are not mutually exclusive terms. What I can say is that if we have to opt for one over the other, I would choose fame... because that means I have desirable qualities for lots of people. It doesn't just mean I'm smart.
Smart people can be so horrible... take Adolf Hitler. Whatever we say about him, I don't think anyone can say he isn't smart. He's a genius. But at least a worldwide level, he isn't very popular because aside from being a genius, he's completely insane. I don't want to be smart like that. I want to be one of those famous people where girls look at me and are like, "He's a really nice guy! And so cute and handsome! And he's talented! OMG, I wanna marry him!"
I get what you’re saying, and you’re; sometimes they do over lap; some who are very educated are extremely famous and some who unfortunately can’t add 2 and 2 are even more famous—lol. For me personally, I’ve never been the social type, or a people person. I’ve always found refuge in studies and science, hence my job working in a crime lab.
You’re right*Sorry for the typos; I’m using my phone.
>> I’ve never been the social type, or a people person. That's a tough life in my opinion despite your level of education. It's very lonely. And you will likely question at some point whether life is worth living when people who have a community to support them do not ask this question. You should change that in my humble opinion.
... all it takes is striking convos with people around you. Some will backfire, some won't. It's a risk every time. It's a risk for all of us -- even people-people. But you need at least some localized fame, at least among friends, a community, to really live the happiest life in my opinion. You make your life all about things over people and you will be left only with things -- alone. And I have never anyone who is all that happy being alone with things -- regardless of their education. We are a social species.
[...] And I have never [met] anyone who is all that happy being alone with things [...]
We are a social species indeed. I’ve tried the social scene... it just never works. But who knows, maybe I’m the one with the problem who needs to self reflect and rethink my preference for solitude. Thanks for your post🙂
Solitude can be very peaceful but we're more like social apes than cats. You should be able to tell that with your own yearnings for some company (I suspect you have them -- correct me if I'm wrong), for someone who understands your mind very well, to touch someone where your touch resonates with them and their touch deeply resonates with you. You can have that if you direct your educated mind to people -- and their quirks. There is strength in solitude absent enemies but there's greater strength in fortitude with an abundance of allies. We aren't meant to be lonely creatures. You can find an entire network of allies. But you'll have to change your ways a little bit if you want to find that sort of life.
So I’m guessing you’re more of an extrovert, then?Do you doubt the idea of introverts? I’m not saying I don’t want to be like Will Smith in I am Legend—I know we weren’t meant to walk through life alone, and we are as human beings—or just organisms in general—meant to have and yearn for some state of social contact—my educated mind noted that, grasped that, and ran with it long ago, of course!!!What I’m saying IS: based on my preference as a grown woman—I don’t need to be in a room with 10 people everyday. I am and I’ve been perfectly fine among the company of just a handful or less of people. You have your views and perspectives and I have mine. I’m not telling you to change or redirect any pet of your perspectives on the topic, so don’t tell me to change or redirect anything in regards to mine. Don’t make me sound like something is wrong with me, simply because you don’t agree with it.
Fame can be gained in a matter of seconds Lol, but not education.