TCRN: Your happiness is what you make of it

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My latest from The Conscious Resistance.

This past October, Katy Khaos, her husband, and I made the trek from the suburbs of Philadelphia to Brooklyn to attend LibertyFest 2014.  This was the first libertarian event of any significance that I had ever attended, so I was excited to have the opportunity to meet many of the people I’ve come to admire.  I left LibertyFest with some new friends, knowledge, and plenty of great memories, which is exactly what I expected to leave with.  There was one thing, however, that I received that I did not expect.

The Monday after LibertyFest, I sent Katy this text: “I was in such a good mood yesterday because of Saturday.”

In reality, I was still in a good mood, but it took me a few days to realize why.  I had to let the experiences of the day settle in my mind.  I gained an insight into myself—or maybe I just finally admitted to myself that I needed to make a change in my life.  I realized that I was preventing myself from being happy and having a sense of peace.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a depressed person and I’m generally in a pleasant mood.  There are plenty of times, however, where I dwell on the various negatives of life, which not surprisingly have considerable effects on my state of mind.

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