It’s crazy how often we do something in hopes of pleasing another person. When we do this we place the determinate of our happiness in their hands.
I made the video at the bottom of this post in an attempt to better define my purpose in this blogging adventure but also to better define what it is I believe. As I plastered this video on YouTube my reasoning for doing so was questionable; I was unsure of what my true intentions were. Pieces of me produced this video in hopes of pointing to something greater than myself. However, on the other end of the spectrum my motives were completely selfish. I made a video because I wanted others to look at me and think that I was cool or be jealous of what I had done and they had not done.
THIS IS RIDICULOUS! If we intend to spend the rest of our lives performing tasks in efforts to appease others we will never find full satisfaction. I know this is true because I am a person just like you who has an attention span of about 2 minutes. After the first 2 minutes are up we begin to start looking for the next 2 minutes. This is a never ending and hopeless journey that we embark on from both sides. We want to please others and we want to be pleased by others.
Please, tell me your thoughts on this. Can we find full satisfaction in other people? Can we find full satisfaction in ourselves? I know that I have an answer to these questions but I am interested in yours.