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Happiness & The Fish: Hello, World!

Posted in Atheism, Growth, Happiness, Learning, Minimalism, Thinking on July 6, 2010 by gwrigh9

This is my very first blog post, so bear with me as I take my first shaky steps into the blogosphere. I’ll get into (hopefully) more useful posts as I become more comfortable sharing my ideas with the world, but I’d first like to let you know what Happiness & The Fish is about.

The title Happiness & The Fish is actually inspired (stolen?) from the title of a song by my favourite Canadian rock band, Our Lady Peace. The name of the album basically explains the message conveyed by the song (and this blog):

“Happiness… is not a fish that you can catch”

By seeing happiness as some future state that we can exist in if we do all the right things (there’s a whole lot of posts packed into that sentence), we deny ourselves the simple joys of living in the moment, and we miss the beauty of the world surrounding us.

Happiness & The Fish is a blog that challenges today’s consumer society and materialism, and the idea that happiness is waiting for you around the next corner, if you just jump through society’s hoops for your whole life.

I hope that this blog can help you move away from the constant need for more stuff, and toward a healthier, more sustainable, enjoyable way of life, even as I push myself toward that same ideal lifestyle.

I won’t bore you with details, but I’ll share a simple list of keywords that Happiness & The Fish will be centered around:

1. Minimalism

2. The Pursuit of Happiness

3. Personal Growth

4. Critical Thinking

5. Learning

6. Atheism

A small blurb about myself might be helpful too: I’m a 19 year old university student, pursuing an engineering degree.

I’m sure that as I grow and learn, my interests will change, and so will the content of this blog. However, I believe those few things will be a constant on Happiness & The Fish, so if you are interested in any or all of the subjects above, by all means subscribe, and we’ll help make the world a little more awesome together!

Thanks for reading!