American History is full of crap.
I don’t think suicide or depression exsisted back in the days of our founding fathers, or else they would’ve known that not everyone is in pursuit to find happiness.
I think people unconsciously look for ways to be unhappy. I mean, they cut themselves off from their family, their friends. They cut up their wrists to watch the blood flow and the pain increase. They drink and drink until they’re so down in the dumps that they put a gun to their head and pull the trigger. They constantly look for ways to make themselves unhappy, and it usually ends up killing them.
But we still look for it, pine for it, make it our onlyÂ pursuit. Somehow, in the shallow pit of things, we don’t care about being happy anymore, and sometimes Life stops being all about looking for the things that make us happy, and instead it becomes about looking for the things that make us unhappy, the things that we can count on to make our lives miserable, because that meets our expectations.
We expect to find unhappiness. I mean, it is so much easier to find it then it is to find happiness, so much cheaper, so much more convenient.
Maybe everyone is just looking for happiness, but if you never find it, then you’ll always be unhappy. Maybe thats what all those important men were trying to tell us, “pursue happiness all you want, your entitled to it, but I wouldn’t recommend it because you’ll most likely end it up making yourself miserable just searching for it”.
Yeah, I’m sure something along those lives exsists somewhere in the consitution.
I don’t understand history at all, but I know I am not going to pursue happiness, its just not worth it.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Unhappiness“