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The ego creates suffering? Does suppression of the ego lead to " sustainable happiness?"Is love the suppression of ego?What does charity do?

If everyone worked together or independently to help people around them attain happiness, “sustainable happiness” could be afforded to everyone.Finding one’s calling in life is a hard one, especially because the odds are stacked up against you.There are always obligations, expectations, indoctrinations, reputations, and other things that just get in the way.Find your calling and all these things will suddenly fall on the back burner.Sure, the call of these memes will not disappear but they will not fight for control of your life, and hijack your happiness.Life, education, parenting, learning should be geared to finding what makes you who you are; rather than, taking who you are and finding how to be geared.The world needs a paradigm shift.It needs a shift from competition, status, and money to isolating and developing talents.Everyone has a talent or talents; and we have to learn how to bring those out.Allow that talent to flourish, remove the obstacles, remove the constraints of modern life and we have happiness.What if we took “the make a wish foundation” idea and took another step, maybe even a few extra steps than that, and started granting the wishes of the masses?We can make a doctor, a cancer researcher, a pro skate boarder, a dancer, a teacher, a microbiologist or, let a man run with the bulls, finance a lifesaving surgery.When the human mind is involved anything could be possible, anything could be conceived, and anything could be achieved. Let’s start granting wishes, answering prayers, make dreams a reality.Why not play God?When we start caring about each other, there is no limit that can stop us from doing great things; there is nothing that can stop 7 billion minds from reaching happiness.Let’s make happiness: sustainable, affordable, and ordinary.Happiness should not be for the few, misery should be.We can give more than just money or a check.We can give support, help, or any other service to make these dreams possible. Let’s make some happiness.

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  • Jul 31 2012: So if the pursuit of happiness determines our behavior directly or indirectly, it also produces the man-made problems that people have. If this is the case, how can people be guaranteed happiness without negative or harmful sacrifice? I think my cause will be to find ways to make people “sustainably happy”.
    One of the biggest problems that people have when pursuing happiness is that they are not completely aware of what exactly produces sustainable and healthy happiness for them in the present and future. Sometimes people follow the other people around them because they may think other people are happier than the viewer. It could be a false deduction. Finding what makes you happy is a hard challenge. It is the challenge of life.
    So how could I or anyone else guarantee that an entire planet achieves their respective happiness; that everyone achieves “sustainable happiness” ? In one’s own self-interest in happiness, it might make sense to ensure the happiness of the people around them. If the people around one are happy, it might be easier to pursue your own happiness. They may even return the favor, and help you attain your own personal happiness.

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