“You can run after satisfaction, but satisfaction must come from within.”
This quote could not be more fitting with the Philosophy theme of the week, Happiness.
I attend two Philosophy classes each week with the same Professor. One class is on the Philosophy of Religion and the other is an introduction to many philosophers. During my Wednesday class, I got into a fairly heated debate with a fellow classmate regarding whether or not money is the cause of happiness. Our professor had put the sentence, ‘Happiness comes from within’ on the board and asked the class if this statement was true. My classmate began to talk about how money brings happiness as well. I couldn’t keep my thoughts to myself and had to speak my truth.
I gave the example of my current situation. I am not working and don’t know how I am going to pay my bills after the month of June, yet I am happier than I have ever been. As I was saying the words out loud, I could feel the passion of my truth flowing from my heart. I was speaking the purest truth I have ever spoken and that, in itself, brought even more happiness to my soul.
I have to change the word satisfaction to happiness in the above quote:
“You can run after happiness, but happiness must come from within.”