Ever get the feeling the people you know are basically stumbling through life, just sort of waiting to see what happens?
Maybe that works for them.
But I kinda doubt it.
Most peoples’ lives suck. More than they have to, anyway. And it’s probably not because they suck, as people; more likely, it’s because they’re just not trying hard enough.
In their book Trust Agents, Chris Brogan and Julien Smith tell people to view life as a game: “When you’re playing life instead of just living it, you try to see the map to know how you can organize yourself better. You look for shortcuts. You can look at other players and ask yourself, ‘How did they do that?'”
Life isn’t always fun. But it’s always a challenge. And there is almost always a way to win.
It’s just a matter of figuring out how to play.
So. My happiness tip of the day: View life as a game.
Then play it on purpose.