HAPPINESS A SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Realistically, it’s not possible to always be happy and always think positively, nor is that an honest way to interpret information. With that being said, when we are angry and crying, that is what privacy is for. Even when we strongly disagree with something we need to disagree with it in a calm manner. Anger will only lead to an explosion because you can’t fight gasoline with fire.
Contrary to popular belief, other people matter just as much as you. As mentioned in my mindful memo, it is not our right to create drama and holler just because we are upset. In fact, this is the behavior of a child. As adults, we need to conduct ourselves with a certain amount of restraint at all times. This restraint not only means controlling our actions but our words.
We teach our children to be congenial and polite for a reason, which is to maintain harmony. It’s a social responsibility to be happy and harmonious when we enter the public space. It’s a social responsibility to cultivate and encourage positive thinking in others and ourselves.
Controlling our tempers is a social responsibility. As individuals we should control our wrath as best we can. If we let an enemy provoke us, it will cause more injury to us and others. The feeling of revenge is powerful and motivating, but it is wise to let these feelings die, so we can keep our life’s intact and not be consumed by hatred in one quick moment. If we allow someone to provoke us at a bar, the next thing we know our life is ruined, for one brief moment of anger. Keeping calm is always the best option because it guarantees us the most long-term freedom.
The human race is only as strong as our weakest point. Humans forget they are a hive group or a herd. Humans are part of a pack.
Humans are individuals second and members of greater civilization first. If humans are to be perfectly honest, we hate being alone. It’s unnatural for us and I say this as a huge introvert and someone who has spent most of my time alone. I love my alone time, but too much seclusion creates a misunderstanding of almost all information interpreted because when we are analyzing it alone we have no checks and balance system. We have nothing to indicate we have lost our minds and our completely delusional or wrong in our thinking.
The more we isolate ourselves and claim to have introverted preferences as a reason to do so, the more we become disconnected from humanity and reality. The more disconnected from humanity we become, the more we distrust people and the world around us. The more we isolate, the less we know how to engage and be human. Too much alone time leads to depression because it’s antisocial and antisocial behavior can lead to hate for the fellow man.
This is of course, a two-sided coin, as spending too much time with other people can create its own problems and delusions. To walk the middle path, there has to be a balance in all things. We need to talk to people. They help us understand ourselves and the situations we are in. How we talk to ourselves is crucial in our development and how we talk to other people is crucial to our development and theirs. Words matter. What we say has an impact. What we say has ramifications. We can shape others mental landscapes by how we speak to them, which is a great power to be aware of. If we are charismatic and influential in our speech we can shape countless people’s behavior just by having a conversation with them.
In the same vain if we are rude and judgmental, we could cause someone to become anxious, stressed and to ill-behaved. People are in control of themselves, but how we treat them affects them, and we need to take responsibility for this chain reaction that occurs within human interaction. A terrorist is made, not born.