Why are we still searching for "it"? What is "it" again? "Happiness"? Are we sure about that? Is that what are we actually searching for, or is it something else? I think that I can clearly state with utmost confidence that most people seek happiness. And out of these lots, most are still seeking, and a lot are giving up. Why are they still seeking? Why are they giving up? To answer these said questions, let us ask ourselves(if we are within the lots);
Am I absolute about seeking for happiness?
-I (Whoever you are)Let me tell you a story about most of us. We all want happiness. That is our vision. Once we have that vision in sight, we put up a mission objective, i.e, "Pursuit of happiness". Then we go on with our live while executing the mission objective. Then one day, "Mr. President" comes to you and say, "In health can we find happiness. And to gain health is to gain wealth". So, we pause our mission for awhile and started to think, "Making cents absolutely make sense". So, with the vision of happiness, we put a secondary mission objective(while unknowingly/unconsciously deviating from the primary MO), i.e., "Gaining health by gaining wealth". The days passed by into weeks that pass by into months that pass by into years. The health and the wealth doesn't seem to come by. It seemed like the more wealth that are gained, the more health that are ruined(that includes others, not just your own), and more wealth needed to stall the health from utter ruins. And that is a cycle downhill. Then, "Mr. President" says that we need to speed up the search of wealth, so that we can recuperate. He then proclaimed, "Let us make loans". And so we did. We took loans to buy cars, houses, to get married and etc.Without realising that we have put up a tertiary mission objective, i.e. "Paying the debts".
When the economy is going down(inflation trend are always on the rise), the interest skyrocketing, the expenses for this and that rise through the roof, then and only then do we realize, I don't need the cars, I don't need the houses and for god sake I don't need a grand celebration wedding when I know most relationships fail because of wealth. When we are at this state, we can't think anymore. Our health seemed to be depleted, our wealth depleted and more importantly, our mental capabilities are depleted. This is the point of no return. Or what "Mr. President" would actually tell you.
But God said;
Surat Al-Baqarah (The Cow) - سورة البقرة
And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient,
Who, when disaster strikes them, say, "Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return."
Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the guided.
So come on everyone, let us just keep living. Let "Mr. President" be with his words. This entire nation has been built by the tears and sweat and blood of us and our ancestors. Why does it still need more? Are you with "Mr. President"? or are your own "Mr. President"? What am I rambling about? What are we doing? Our vision of happiness had been blurred by "Mr. President". We know what needs to be done? So let us do it. "Mr. President" doesn't know about you, unless you are "Mr. President".
"Don't worry, be happy"
- Bob Marley
Till next time folks.Salam.