Saturday, May 24, 2008

Revels revised

It’s not about solving the problem; it’s about reveling in the problem.

A toddler was kicking up quite the fuss in the playground this evening, prompting the above observation. Do we improve as adults? As long as “tired” and “busy” are the only socially acceptable conditions to admit to, I’d say the answer is no.

Our brain chemistry is improved through forced smiling, and the social equivalent is to focus on sharing the positive with others. Problems are inevitable, and sharing them can help solve them or at least ease the burden. But we also need to revel in the positive, or lose our way.

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