Do you long for simplicity because it’s an excuse for comfort, or because it’s a challenge to create? Everyone wants a simple life. We all just want to be happy, but often that word “happy” carries the wrong implications. “Happy” is (more often than not) a choice. Maybe that’s cheesy, but it’s one of the most valuable lessons you might learn. But if you don’t think that’s cheesy, maybe you think it’s painful. But let me assure you that those are hopeful words
Your worldview plays a huge part in how you form your everyday mindset. The mindset you hold is what determines your future. Choose wisely. If the idea that happiness is a choice makes you cringe, than you’re implying you have no control over your life. So you don’t. But that’s because you chose for it to be that way. Whether or not you want to accept that is, (again), your choice. You don’t long for simplicity because it’s a challenge to create. For you, it’s an excuse to be comfortable.
“Happiness is a choice” is a hopeful phrase because it’s proof you have a reason to struggle in the meantime. With this mindset, you choose to struggle. Reaping the benefits of this struggling is also your choice. With this mindset, you choose to struggle because you know that in the end it’ll be worth it. But if you approach your desire for simplicity with the wrong intentions than you’ll find yourself struggling for no reason.
Now that you’re aware of this, you have no excuse. If you still choose the wrong mindset, you’re allowing yourself to become someone who’s easy to disrespect or ignore. Not because you don’t have any worth, but because giving you space to make your decision becomes the best way for others to help you. Now you may want to consider taking some action.