ANYHOW. no disney princess ever needs rescuing from well-being. if you make a pros and cons chart of being happy, you'd have an infinite list of pros and 0 cons. there are some cons you can think of if you dig. a happy person would experience greater inconvenience if they were to be murdered. nonexistence is a large stretch from loving life.
this was one idea i grasped very early on. it will always be +ev to try to be happy. the human affinity for happiness is boundless. BUT WHY IS EVERYONE SO UNHAPPY? goodness are we miserable. by we i mean most of us. by us i mean you. i'm doing pretty good. what could it be?
ah, yes - circumstance. we're born so fucking stupid, you know? and on top of that we're born in varying depths of our ancestors' stupid shit. some of us are drowning, just sucking it into our lungs and into our veins and capillaries. my god.
it's a bit of a paradox because i still believe stupid people have an easier time being happy. ignorance is usually bliss, wonderful bliss. what i noticed recently though is that smart people have some advantages too, but you need a lot of attitude to pull it off. nerds tend to overprocess all the stuff in the world, like zooming into a pore on someone's face. smart people have the potential to more fully realize the tremendous beauty about them.
if you must, a starcraft analogy: in tvp at pub levels protoss is fucking easy and stomps everyone. this is stupid people and how they do pretty well on their own. at the highest level though, there is boxer and oov and nada and flash.
smart people lose all the time because they worry too much and miss their timings to do things.
try this, guys, and report back. next time one of you nerds are stressing out about something inconsequential, just smile and say 'you know what? fuck it.' go lie in the wonderful sun and read a book. expand!