What I Plan to Do With My Life.
Happiness starts on the inside. I will be happy with myself no matter what. Buddha thought that the key to happiness was to get rid of all your desires. Throwing off all desires is probably impossible for all human beings, but I believe he was 99% right. We tell ourselves that we aren’t good enough until we get that new car, that high salary, and that hot girl. We then tell ourselves that since we don’t have that now, we aren’t good enough. The self-inflicted self-hatred makes us crazy, and our normally rational view is distorted by the negative emotion. The distorted vision defeats our purposes and causes us not to be able to attain the things we want. The defeated desires come back full circle even worse than before, and the cycle continues until we die or decide to end it. As Ludacris once put it, “Just be happy with yourself and it’s so simple to grow.”
I will have no fear. All of us rightly avoid certain things because of the potentially negative consequences. Trouble is, rational avoidance sometimes turns into a neurotic or irrational emotion of fear that hurts us instead of helping us. Avoiding snakes is (generally) a good idea. Nonetheless, if you are so fearful of snakes that you can’t even hold a tame pet snake, you’ve got a problem. The emotion of fear that you have for snakes has grown so large that it paralyzes you from doing something harmless. I will have no fear.
I will be cool, calm and collected at all times, even when dealing with people or problems I dislike.
I will apply natural selection/trial and error to solving problems.
I will always adopt the working hypothesis that the problem I face has a solution, no matter how hard or insurmountable the problem seems.
I will constantly seek self-improvement.