Moments of enjoyment are rare. And there’s no particular reason to assume there will be a second moment. And people tend to dampen those joyful moments as a form of self preservation.
We don’t want to be exposed to the fact that we might be let down later unpredictably. And we don’t want to face up to the fact that there will always be a let down eventually.
But life is short, and full of pain and struggle.
So what if you accepted that the struggle was on its way whether it surprised you or not?
This would mean that there’s no way to protect yourself from the pain that comes.
But you could enjoy yourself in this moment of happiness you’re experiencing right now and let that strengthen you for troubled times ahead.
Not letting yourself experience joy because you’re afraid of losing it is like not charging a battery because you’re afraid you might drain it later.
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