What are the most overrated things ever?
- Pretty Girls
- Sex with pretty girls.
Now that we got this out of the way, I’d like to mention Happiness.
I think this concept is the biggest hoax of our era. It is only a holy grail or holy carrot that you try to follow with short term gratifications, parties, hookups, fast food, buying iphones and plasma TVs in order to get that little rush of dopamine.
When the dopamine is gone, you think you’re doing something wrong (or if you’re really stupid : not enough of it!) and you try it again.
Happiness is the promise of Heaven on Earth : that thing, that person, that item or feeling that you will one day get and solve everything, make you happy as if you had a permanent morphine shot going on.
I think that concept of happiness strictly equals consumerism.
So happiness is overrated because it doesn’t exist and it’s a coward exit : you want to be happy all the time, and never suffer.
Whereas TRUE fulfillment (not using happiness on purpose here!) probably must go through suffering and victory. But the suffering is never over, and that’s a part of life. Otherwise, it’s not worth it. There’s no pleasure without pain, despite what the western Oprah culture tries to teach you.