In a perfect world, if someone came to you with some truly life-changing advice, you would thank them, shake their hand (maybe hug them), and immediately try out whatever suggestion they’d offered. But we all know this doesn’t happen.
Instead, we are more likely to reject their advice before we consider it, perhaps because of a bad experience or because we harbor a general distrust for others.
This reaction comes from the idea that accepting help from someone else makes us look weak or helpless. “I don’t need that,” we say. “Only I know what’s best for me” is another common line. But if these statements were true, then we’d all be overwhelmingly happy and fulfilled all the time, which we know is not the case.
When we think of an adventure, we typically think of going somewhere. We imagine the adrenaline rush provided by packed bags and roaring engines, and we relive, even for just a moment, the pure joy that comes from doing something entirely new.
This excitement, this feeling of happiness, is something many of us chase and try to recreate as we move through life. But this effort can feel frustratingly futile when placed alongside the struggle to meet the rest of life’s obligations and responsibilities, and this can make your happiness feel reserved for some future, far-off moment that may never actually come.
However, that moment of joy is only slightly the result of your decision to leave one spot for another. Instead, that joy is a fleeting example of the sustained happiness we can experience when we treat life as a constant adventure.