HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ?
Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.
Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it.
Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness.
And this is the purpose of human life.
I remember how my ex used to do that when she was sad, she sat on my lap and wrapped her legs around my waist and just kept kissing my neck softly and slowly and i stroked her back for like 2 hours without saying anything and that’s all and i really fucking miss her.
this. is. so. beautiful. i’m in love with this picture. what have happened to you?
oh my god
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I want to stay.
I want to leave.
I am three oceans
away from my soul."
Tracey Emin: You Said I Was Beautiful (2009)
i think this is really cool because everyone can interpret it differently
me being the sour soul i am sees it as a statement of anger, confusion, and sadness wondering how someone who once called her beautiful could have left her so empty
but i can understand how someone else might see it as a statement of joy stressing how amazing it feels to be called beautiful
and then on top of all of that, nobody knows what the person who wrote it felt at the time or what she meant it to mean
This makes me sad
Yeah this makes me sad too.
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