Do you remember those old "Love Is" cartoons from the 1970s? I had stationary, stickers, etc. of those things for years. Of course, in the 1970s, I really didn't have a good grasp on what love is other than love for parents and siblings, but still, I liked the idea of romantic love and was one of many people who bought that kitsch. So what brings this to mind? Well, frequently on my drive into work, I drive behind this pick-up truck covered in Marine Corps. stickers, with a little kid sitting behind the front seat and a burly looking guy driving. I assume he has the job of dropping the kid at daycare every morning.
Anyway, among his many stickers is this one, "Happiness is a belt fed weapon." So when I saw the "Happiness is" I was reminded of the "Love is" and I began wondering how seriously this guy was about equating the possession of a powerful weapon with happiness. My thoughts would be, "happiness is getting to spend time with my kid every morning on the way to daycare," or "happiness is this beautiful morning, this great job, my family, etc." - but I would never equate happiness with a gun. I know guys who are major gun enthusiasts and would rank ownership of their weapons pretty high, but as with too many things, it just got me wondering. What is your idea of happiness?
My idea of happiness would be taking a week off to go hiking in the mountains with M
and a brand new German Shepherd puppy.
What is your idea of happiness?