There are a few things that people can agree on: bacon is good, Robert Downey Jr. is awesome as Iron Man and we would all like to be happy. The first two are a certainty but would you be surprised to find out that happiness is not an ideal that people believe is attainable? Happiness is seen as the unicorn being ridden by a leprechaun holding a fairy. People don’t think it is possible. We strive for contentment or a state that is somewhere in between but most of our needs are sated. Being content is that feeling after watching your favorite TV show; you aren’t bouncing off the wall with glee but you are not sad either. In other words, you feel neutral.
CoupleDumb created a happiness manifesto several years ago. To that end, we continue to explore what makes life worth living. As we embrace Positive Psychology and the influence of the founders and researchers begin to permeate our society, we continually ask ourselves, ‘why aren’t more people happy?’ We think the answer is quite simple. We don’t think people know what that means!
It wasn’t until I began writing this vitamin series that I truly realized how important this was to me. Lee was completely surprised at how difficult that taking a pill was for me. She always thought that it was just funny but now she can see that it actually interferes with my ability to live a healthy lifestyle.
When last we met, you saw me give up taking pills. Now you get to see why. Warning: Watch this on an empty stomach. It can be a little graphic.
I have not taken a vitamin in five months. I try to stay healthy and I do believe that supplements are part of this. Lee laughs at me and my daughter cannot be in the same room as me if I am trying to take a pill. The pills simply do not go down and I end up spitting out some bad tasting slime. So I have given up taking normal pills. So this is my quest. I am the Man Of La Mancha, tilting at the windmill of my own gag reflex. This is my quest.. to swallow that pill… no matter how hopeless…