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I’m not fond of the advice: “live each day as if it were your last”. If we lived each day as if it were our last, we’d all be addicted to drugs and riddled with STDs.
Let’s face it, with 24hr left to live, we’d use the fastest route to the highest pleasure.
This might be good for 24hr, but does it work over the long term?
No. Just ask any addict.
The addict chose a short term route to pleasure that has made them miserable over the long term.
If we want happiness, we have to choose the long term path.
Happiness is all about the story we tell ourselves about our experiences, circumstances and sensations, pleasurable or otherwise.
Happiness is choosing the story you which to create and believe in.
Pleasure has its place, but happiness is the true guiding force.
And that guiding force doesn’t rely on the external stimulus that pleasure needs.
Happiness is under your control. It is chosen by you.
That’s is what it means to Author Your Life. If you want a different or better life, start choosing it for yourself.