What makes you happy?

babyhappyWhen your back is against the wall and you don’t know where to go, that is when you are truly tested. Life throws bricks at us, that is when we learn what we are made out of. If you want an easy life, pick a cosy job. Never go after your dream, never try to make something bigger than your self.

The easy thing to do is to go with the flow, do what you are “expected” to do. You know, get a job, build a career, find a partner, get married, have kids, grow old, retire… Was that how you dreamed your life to be when you were a kid?

When we are kids, that is when our imaginations, one of our most powerful tools, is at its strongest. When we grow older we are taught to oppress it. We are taught to follow the logic. But if all of us did that, where would we be today? It’s the people who follow their dreams, think outside the box and look at the picture outside the frames, that make the new discoveries. It’s these people who go out to create something that brings joy to thousands of others.

Your idea of success and happiness might be completely different from mine, and that’s OK. But if our lives get tangled somewhere along the way, we need to make allowances for each other’s. We need to make room for both of us to exist. So it is not for me to judge what makes you happy and I hope you won’t judge me. Instead I hope all of us could embrace what we have, not what we need to get. Make the best of the time we have been given, and maybe just once in a while live in the moment.

What makes you happy?


The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
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