13 Jul Are you used to un-happiness?
There’s an old urban legend, which may or may not be true, that states if you put a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will leap out right away to escape the danger. But, if you put a frog in a kettle that is filled with water that is cool and pleasant, and then you gradually heat the kettle until it starts boiling, the frog will not become aware of the threat until it is too late.
The frog’s survival instincts are geared towards detecting sudden changes.
Many believe us humans are designed similarly. That is, if we notice a sudden change in something we’re pretty good at reacting. If, however, the changes occuring are slow and gradual we tend to adjust and aclimatise and often don’t react at all but rather, simply accept what’s changing.
For many people this might lead to a situation where they’ve come to accept unhappiness, problems and difficulties that they’ve given up even trying to resolve. If this is the case it’s highly unfortunate and would undoubtedly mitigate against happiness.
Is this you? Have you given up on happiness and come to accept the slowly heating water of “okayness” or worse, misery?
If so, stop and reflect on your life and especially, aspects of your life you CAN change and aspects that will enhance your chances of experiencing happiness!