Whatever makes you happy
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So, our purpose in life is not to acquire riches and things. We all know that money can’t buy happiness, but sometimes we don’t live like it. So if money is not out true purpose in life, then what is?
Many live life with the attitude of, “do what makes you happy”. These people often make impulsive decisions that bring them pleasure in the moment. Is pleasure our true purpose in life?
Solomon once again sought out to find pleasure in life. He did whatever made him happy in the moment. Notice what his conclusion was.
Ecclesiastes 2:1-3 says, “I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, this also was vanity. I said of laughter “Madness!”; and of mirth, “What does it accomplish?” I searched in my heart how to gratify my flesh with wine, while guiding my heart with wisdom, and how to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was good for the sons of men to do under heaven all the days of their lives.”
Solomon came to the realization that chasing whatever makes one happy in the moment usually leads to misery in the long run. The continual search for pleasure is not what our purpose in life is.