I can’t get no

This weekend I heard somewhere something I’ve been thinking about a lot.

You can aim for a happy life or a meaningful life, but you can’t have both. They are exclusive. People who are happy live in the moment, appreciate what’s right here and now, and don’t dwell on the past or fear the future. People who aim to live a meaningful life, on the other hand, seek to understand the past and are concerned about the future.

Is it true?

It might explain why people who meditate – who really meditate, not just dabble – don’t have blogs. And why SUVs often have fat drivers. I’d like to be a slim, self-aware hybrid SUV driver. But it’s still wrong somehow. Maybe I should stop thinking about it.

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