One Basic Decision

“People tend to burden themselves with so many choices. But, in the end, you can throw it all away and just make one basic, underlying decision: Do you want to be happy, or do you not want to be happy? It’s really that simple. Once you make that choice, your path through life becomes totally clear.”
― Michael A. Singer

From the Untethered Soul

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  1. A massive oversimplification. We’re all intrinsically motivated to serve our own needs. It gets complex when we cater for others too – family, your children, friends. Their happiness is your happiness. The social net of dependencies which form our happiness means we compromise on pure self indulgent happiness.

    phrases like this perpetuate a western “me first”culture endemic in capitalism.

    Dressed up as a sagely aphorism it appeals to this lost, or looking for direction without really going deep.