Smart and Happy are mixed ingredients that are not found in the same recipe sometimes.
You can be Smart but this doesn’t lead to happiness most of the times, especially in Western Lifestyle. You can be Happy but not necessarily be “smart” as smarts says smart is. Diesel last “Be Stupid” campaign shows a very sacarstic yet true message “Be stupid and most likely you’ll have all the fun” but what is fun but a limited-time moment? That’s when the struggle begins… do I want to be happy by having short moments of fun? or, do I want to be happy being happy at every moment?
Be stupid and most likely you’ll have all the fun.
I used to think that Smart and Happy were distant concepts, like ugly cousins who don’t share the same room… but my mistake was in not defining what “happy” and “smart” was to me.
Let’s face it: when smart and happiness come mixed in the same sentence, things get all tangled up.
Is “smart” being what scholars and academics say it is, like a merely number defined by IQ tests? Is “smart” being able to rationalize on sutff? Is “happiness” the ability to enjoy every situation in life? Is “smart” the ability to understand situations and transform them? I don’t intent to define what smart or happiness means because there are plenty of definitions out there already and especially since you may have a very personal definition on these subject but let’s face it: when smart and happiness come mixed in the same sentence, things get all tangled up.
So, this blog is entitled to find and share perspectives on “smart-ness” and “happiness” as seen and experienced in this oh so called modern civilization.
Let’s see how it goes, and feel free to join this company of happy humans. =)