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Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Try Not"

I think I've mentioned before that in high school, Joseph Heller's Catch 22 was sort of my "Bible." (I think I should read it again, and see how it has held up.)

One of the "absurd" lines that always stuck with me was one character talking about another, saying, "He thinks he's happy."

As if there could be a gap between thinking one is happy and actually being happy.

It reminds me of that happiness guru Yoda, who said: "Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try."

Are you trying to be happy? Do you think you're happy?

Stop it. And just be happy.

You'll (need I say it?) be happier.

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