Thursday, April 14, 2011

Quality vs. Quantity

In life, I care about quality, not quantity. I care about the quality of my relationships, not how many people I can get with in a week. I care about how good my food is and how good the quality of my clothes are, not how much of it I can have. I care about the loyalty and nobility in my friends and the value of trust, not a wave of people I barely truly know. I care about the quality of my education and the diminishing of ignorance and oblivion, not about busy work and joke assignments just used to input grades and get me through the grading period. I care about the integrity of my character and being who I want to be, not about seeming cool in front of my friends. And most importantly, I care about the quality of life, not how long I live to be. Just a thought.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Concept of Happiness

This post is pretty simple- I think I can legitimately say I'm overall happy for the first time in about a year. I'm not happy because I won the lottery, or because Im buying 8 Cadillacs and 4 Ferraris. I'm happy because I love my friends, I love my boyfriend, I'm about to graduate highschool and move on to bigger and greater things, and life is moving in a very optimistic route at the moment. I hope my optimism and happiness is able to rub off on some of my friends going through a hard time. I know life can be overwhelming at times but thats why we all have friends and family- not to share a few good times and then forget they even exist- but to be there during the good and the bad. No suffering lasts a life time unless you allow it to. We are as happy as we allow ourselves to be, and some of us don't even realize it.

"Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product." ~Eleanor Roosevelt