Happiness

More about happiness, and a slacker anthem it turns out. Built To Spill are a good band, but not one I’ve ever thought deeply about. I’ve never looked at any of their lyrics before. But lo and behold, they’re quite sharp and quite something I can agree with. If you’re happy enough doin’ less than what you can, why should you do anything more? Ambition is a waste of calories. Maybe learning to be content with less is a better life strategy than striving for more. Because striving and chasing is stress and disappointment waiting to happen. What’s that one really famous religion that says desire is the root of all pain? Something about eliminating your desire to eliminate your pain. I don’t claim to be a Buddhist but I do hold to that. Stop wanting so goddamn much and you’ll be happy.

haven’t had a half a hand in half of what i am haven’t heard of half the things that happened in the past haven’t given half the time to half the people or half the things i’d planned you don’t have to be so cruel cuz all i’m doin’ is a little less than what i can happiness will only happen when it can happiness will only happen when it can

haven’t had the half a mind it takes to start to take a stand haven’t held on half as long as i had hoped, as i had hoped and planned haven’t missed half the shit they said i had to have, to have a chance you don’t have to be so cruel cuz all i’m doin’ is a little less than what i can happiness will only happen when it can happiness will only happen when it can and happiness will only happen when it can happiness will only happen when it can