The Introspective Life, I truly believe that goal driven people are unhappy compared to people with no goals.
Many of you know I am recovering alcoholic, staying sober is easy enough, all I need to do is avoid becoming involved in crazy behavior. The label for this crazy behavior is accomplished by using the word,
Why? Because crazy behavior does not function.
People Driven to Accomplish Goals are Unhappy.
My guesstimate is, 1 in 50 goal driven person is happy.
My guesstimate is, about 1 in 10 is content when they have no goal.
Not having goals is a functional decision to make.
I guess I must say, one goal in life is needed, and I think it should be the priority of any human on planet earth, that goal is, to be happy. Well, after living my life for 56 years, visiting 90 countries and wandering the planet for 14 continuous years. I am 100 percent sure the people in Developed Countries like the USA, Europe, Australia and Japan are both very goal orientated and unhappy compared rest of the planet.
Roughly 15-20 percent of the planet is what I call “over-developed,” it is not fair to call the other 80-85 percent underdeveloped when in reality they are the normal people and countries.
The Three Options for Goals
1. To not have any goals.
2. To have goals for everything.
3. To not have any goals, but have some dream ideas, work on them in a completely non-prioritized way and if by random chance, some are achieve, then to be happy. But if they do not, then in many ways, I would celebrate, because I did waste energy thinking about stupid crap.
I am 99 percent sure, that nobody will care anything about me when I die, which makes the idea of accomplishing something rather moot.
Bottom line, do nothing as best you can, avoid the crazy and unhappy people with grimaces on their face who want to change the world, and enjoy life today.
Again, if I avoid the crazies, spend my time listening to people with no goals, then I am immensely happier on a daily basis.