Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The time to be happy is now. Robert Greene Ingersoll.

Happiness is the only good.
The place to be happy is here.
The time to be happy is now.
The way to be happy is to make others so.
- Robert Greene Ingersoll

2 comments:

darwindude said...

While it's a good message, I wonder if one must TRY to be happy. For me, it just comes natural, although I really don't think about it much.

Daniel said...

I find that there is much of modern life that is postponement of happiness. Be dedicated, do what is expected, invest in the future, delayed reward. Then the future comes and, maybe it doesn't last very long. For some, living in the now, with happiness in the now, takes mindfulness. I also think in Ingersoll's time, this message was radical. During that era, for many, suffering in the now was the norm, and the reward was to be in the afterlife. He said, no, live so that you can enjoy life now.