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Albert Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. A prime example of this is a person will walk up to an elevator and hit the button whether the button is lit or not. Or hit the button repeatedly as if the elevator will accelerate. The person is effectively doing the same thing over and over and expecting something different to occur.
The counterpart to this argument is that people are the most comfortable completing a logical pattern. So if everyday I get up in the morning, get dressed for work, get the kids ready for school, drive to work and then walk to the elevator and hit the button, I will do that regardless of if the elevator button is lit.
The questions that arise are: 1) At what point do I stop, and question what I do everyday and even more importantly 2) Is what I do everyday giving me results that satisfy my life’s passions? For most people, they never stop. As long as a pattern that can be followed most of the time they are content. For most people, they question that what they do is truly not enjoyable, however they quickly talk themselves into thinking there is no other option. They somehow believe they must continue this logical pattern because they are already doing it.
This is one of the few free countries on this planet that guarantees the right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. We often times only focus on the first two, we are thankful that we can wake up everyday and are thankful for our freedom, however we seldom pursue happiness.