It is an act of courage to remain unreasonable and unjustifiable except for the pleasure of it. But giving in to logic in this way comes at a price. We instantly dehumanize the notion of socializing and turn it into something justifiable for other reasons.
This is important because being rich has always been available to anyone willing to sell the lives of others down the river for their own financial gain. And, in this country at least, they will be called “successful” for it. There are, of course, other ways to make money, but all of them require someone to be fully in touch with their humanity…
We all somehow know that humor rises from deep inside us. It is already there in all of us, and is always present. The only trick to “being funny” is to access that part of ourselves and give it a voice.
A “better life” is never more than a better experience of it, not any quantifiable aspect of it. “Better” is what you, and you alone, know about your life. It is not measurable, nor does it ever need to be. Measuring is only necessary when you want to communicate value to another. But your life is yours alone; it can never be experienced by another.
No matter how mysterious and magical we’ve come to believe life coaching is, all a life coach really does is to make a game out of coaxing as much joy out of another person as possible. When did life coaching become a profession rather than just the way we all treat each other?