Friday, March 28, 2014

Happily never after

We seek happiness. A drug. We're addicted to. 

Happiness apparently really is a drug. 


A natural one anyway. We can explain happiness pretty well. A rush of hormones into our system, creating that lift. The high we feel when we're happy. 

We sometimes find an alternative to this natural release. We seek nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, tetrahydrocannabinol (which is the active ingredient in marijuana... yeah I googled it) and even other substance that we abuse. 

All in the name of seeking somekind of high. 

Naturally we still can get a high. A good run releases a whole mix of hormones like serotonin, epinephrine, dopamine, and endorphin into our body. Hence they call it a "runner's high". 

Making love and being in love raises dopamine, our fun hormone. 

All of these in turn makes us "happy".

Interesting that after all that is said and done about happiness... It was all about a bunch of chemical that made us happy after all. 

So when we really work hard at being happy ever after, it was never meant to be ever after, after all. 

Money in the end might just buy happiness. Albeit a temporary one. 


It is temporary anyway... until the next high. That is.