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Are you happy?

I read this story.

It made a lot of sense.

Will getting everything you ‘think’ you want really bring fulfillment to your life? Will it do the same for me?

Will getting 100, 1000 or 10 000 Instagram followers do the trick? Maybe that shiny new car or finally getting that side hustle off the ground so that you can add ‘entrepreneur’ to your twitter profile?

Everyone is different and has a different place to fit in this gigantic puzzle that is life.

I met an elderly gentleman the other day. I asked him what he did for a living. He told me he was a Postman.

A postman? I thought. How sad. Surely he wanted to do something more with his life? Do something that would make him really happy, right?

The postman continued: “and loved every minute of it!”

Wait, what?

You see, the postman was happy. He found a place where he could meet and develop relationships with those he came into contact with. Everyone in the neighborhoods that he visited knew him and enjoyed their little morning conversations with him. He got home early. He had all the time in the world to spend with his family.

The postman was happy.

We are not all meant to be developers, entrepreneurs, hustlers, actors, engineers etc.

Don’t get caught in the trap, running round and round on a mouse wheel after a piece of cheese that you think will make you happy. Do what makes you happy. When you find it, do more of it. Live your future happy self, today.

If being a developer makes you happy, then you will naturally like doing it. Maybe not all of it, but most of it. Chances are you will keep at it for long periods of time and work hard at learning as much as you can. Who knows, you may even start your own business…

I think this is a far better approach then “I want to be a developer because I can earn $xxx” or whatever.

I think you get my point.

I leave you with the story I read that I mentioned earlier:

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