Daily Prompt #7

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Daily writing prompt
What does “having it all” mean to you? Is it attainable?

Often when people think of “having it all”, they imagine themselves in a better place, with more things, and more experiences to have. Usually people joke, saying, “Oh, if I could have it all, it would be a vacation to Hawaii and a lifetime supply of cash.” That is attainable. To be so wealthy that there’s nothing on this moss-covered rock that we live on we could not afford. Is it the same as “having it all”?


Money can buy happiness, but happiness is a finite thing just as money. I know that is a counter-intuitive statement for somebody who follows Epictetus’ Stoic teachings, but I firmly believe that boredom is the catalyst of happiness. If one remains active in mind and body – one can stave off the dripping jowls of boredom’s menace.

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To me, “having it all” is simply to live a persistent state of happiness and activity. I personally cannot function without positivity. Without positivity, and happiness, I have nothing at all. I am as hollow as my ex-girlfriend.

Having it all? Smile, love yourself, go outside, breathe, and find what makes you happy. Then you will know what it feels like to have it all.

5 responses to “Daily Prompt #7”

  1. 😕 I appreciate your contribution to this topic, but being angry curbs boredom too. So does being sad.

    What you say does remind me of that idea that the opposite of love isn’t hate, but apathy. Boredom really is a frustrating thing to deal with, but are the other emotions tied to happiness? I don’t know about you, but I’m not as lucky as you to be constantly able to be happy. I’m usually not sad either, but it’s not happiness. It’s hard to manage being that happy too.

    What is happiness to you and how do you maintain it?☺️

    1. I think I would have to agree with you. Happiness isn’t what I would consider to be a single emotion, but a collection of emotions that come together to brew that amazing personalized tea that the mind can sip from every so often for a boost.

      For me, though, boredom is the worst haha. With ADHD, I find myself crawling out of my skin when I am bored. I need engagement and exercise to be truly content.

      Honestly, I think everyone’s version of happiness is unique to them. This can take the form of a hike or a nap. A tin of cookies or a pint of beer. Some time alone or time with friends. It is not a one-size-fits-all emotion, thankfully 🙂

      1. Oh, well, I see what you mean! I have ADHD too so I need engagement and sometimes that is multitasking and fidgeting around.

        And thanks!

      2. You are welcome! I love your art by the way! I hope you have a fabulous day 🙂

      3. You too!☺️

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