"I guess I have a lot of problems, so many that I don't have time to go into them all in detail. Suffice it to say I'm anal, obsessive, vain, quick to temper, overly introspective, lazy, judgmental, insecure, and self-righteous. Probably the most annoying thing about me is that I'm hugely opinionated. But I kind of make up for that by always being right."


Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Unhappiness

I believe that unhappiness is the root of all of our problems -- not just personal, but social as well. I mean, look around. Our prisons are overflowing with unhappy people. Our court system is backlogged with unhappy people. There is an epidemic of drug abuse in this country because people are so unhappy with their lives.

I used to think that the Bible was right -- people do horrible things because they’re bad. But that seems simplistic to me now. Doing something horrible might mean you’re a bad person, but it’s not the reason you did it. You did it because you’re unhappy. Happy people don’t, for example, stab other people and take their money. You will never hear this conversation:

"How was your day, sweetheart?"

"It was great! I met this really nice man in the alley, stabbed him in the liver! Turned out he had 147 bucks on him!"

"Oh, that’s wonderful! Now we can get Nicole that pair of skates she’s been wanting!"