While on my travels in the wilds of New York City, I saw this sign and it said “Sustainable Happiness” and I thought about how this word “sustainable” has become part of the vernacular, and associated with a new way to think…now everything is “green”, “recycled”, “re-purposed” even “de-constructed”. These are common words that roll off of everyone’s tongues these days…Sustainable Architecture has a cache and “cool” factor among progressive, innovative and creative minds. To have a “sustainable” home filled with “sustainable” goods and powered by “clean” energy has become the “right” thing to do.
So, now Happiness should be “sustainable” too. I think that every human being does his or her best to be happy, and sustenance of said happiness is inherent. Happiness has been around longer than solar panels or “green” energy as a concept. This is a concept as old as humanity because it comes from within, guided by our experiences and emotions and relationships.
Then what can lead us to “sustainable” happiness??? Living well? Loving well? Eating well? Working well?
Sustainable Happiness is rhetorical…While on this earth, being happy is the ultimate luxury and every day I do my best to be luxurious…