A lot of people are looking for a key to happiness, including myself.
Recently I started to think that one of the important factors to make myself happy, is commitment to society.
The feeling of belonging to a group, being appreciated from other members and being respected as a member of the group are what make, at least myself, happy.
I used to think of commitment as responsibility, which can sometimes be a burden. I did not like social obligations, and I never felt like I belong to something ; I was a complete maverick.
I thought I liked it, being a loner.
Lately however, I have been surrounded by abundant opportunities to meet with new people in different fields, have deep conversations with them and hopefully be a part of their exciting projects in the future. I feel a sense of belonging to the society, who can make a change in the society and whose commitment is going to be appreciated.
I have no idea if I can be a valuable member of society, but the feeling of it – having a sense of mission – is already making me satisfied with my life. Some may call it “nonsense” or “childish” to consider oneself as someone who can change the world… I know that it is extremely hard to do such things as to change the world, and most of us won’t accomplish them.
Nevertheless, if being absorbed in an illusion of being an influencer to the world provides me with happiness and satisfaction to my life, who cares? Let me keep dreaming.
It was just another random thought of the day… Thanks for reading!