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2005/05/28

Build My Happiness on Others' Pains

John: "Hey, you know what? I also broke up with my girl."
Me: "Really? How come?"
John: "..." (I was not really listening here, all I heard was "bra bra bra...")
Me: "I know it sounds evil. But I have to tell you that I feel way much better after you told me that."
John: "What? hahaha..."
Me: "Sorry."
John: "You like the sympathy, do you? haha"
This conversation took place a couple of months ago. I thought I felt it that way because I was going through a hard time. But Last weekend I went to a friend's party. Althoug the food was good, the peple were interesting, the party didn't really started until one guy's car was hit by a drunk driver. We were so excited to catch the drunk driver, call the police and gossip. (But I did say sorry to the poor guy when he caught me smiling.)

"If you wanna live in the world for a long time, you gotta get your hands dirty sometimes". My supervisor in my undergraduate study told me everytime he visited me. Well, I still haven't nailed someone's tire yet. But sometimes I do build my happiness upon others' pains.

Theoretically, it is such a perfect formula:
one's pain creates others' happiness
compared to:
one's pain creates others' pains
I would love to have my friends laugh at my pains so that my pains would become worthy. Actually I would like to laugh at my own pains sometimes.

1 Comments:

Blogger Sven said...

When you laugh at your own pains you will have reached the next level of maturity. Something to strive for my friend.

5/28/2005 5:47 p.m.  

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