Just took philosopy course and teacher told me that you can't be happy without cultivating some sort of skill in your routine.
So shitposting , porn , masturbation ,eating aside i guess most of you don't have skills?
I literally perform surgery on humans and am damn good at it anon, yet I am still miserable.
Your philosophy teacher knows jack shit, that's why he's a philosophy teacher.
The more we know the less happy we are, because we know just how little we can explain or account for. The depression so many people suffer from, almost as if a longing for something we do not even know. We can't really explain it, I mean we can describe many of it's mechanisms, but not the "why" at it's most basic.
In large just as some people are born rich and some poor, so are some born with a disposition for happiness, the rest of us are not so lucky.
Your teacher is right. You need a somewhat productive baseline activity to frame your life around.
The easiest way to achieve this 'practicing skill' happiness criteria is to lift some fucking weight.
Aristotleans thought if you weren't born a Chad, you'd never become a Chad due to the circumstances of your birth.
Stoics say that all you really need to live a good life is to virtuous. It's not about what you're born with, but learning what's in your control and what isn't in your control.
>Claims there is any kind of truth in anything
Shit teacher tbqh.
From a scientific point of view though, developing and using new skills does make us more happy since our genetic programming thinks that it increases our chances of survival.
Epicurius says to hangout or preferably live with your mates and not even eat a snack without company, look into yourself and take time to sort of meditate I guess and then preferably be self-sufficient.
I've sought psychological treatment even though it has put my practice in jeopardy. I exercise and am in great shape, I even have a long term sexual partner, and do take drugs and medications to help cope with life. I even went through med school, residency, specializations, working, everything in hope that at least achievements and having something to be proud of would give me happiness, I am financially secure, with a good future pretty much in the bank for me now, I do well at my work and so I do feel fulfilment in that regard. But still, nothing. I'm not trying to sound emo, I am just telling you that from my experience so far, it seems that some of us are just bound to be unhappy in life, because we find the world perfect and yet lacking in all the ways we wish it wasn't, even though the world seemingly gives us everything that we might ever desire, it still all feels empty.
I like working with electricity and electronics. I recently became an electrician and I started fixing things home and yesterday i helped installing some lights to a female friend. I did it for free this time, and maybe will do it for free for my friends, they just have to spread the word they know a good electrician. In a few months I expect to start receiving calls from other people for me to do some electric job at their places. Of course I'll be charging them and will begin to make some money on my own. I'm living with my parents, but if I make it work I might start renting a place somewhere else in town.
Apart from that I'm good at gardening and I play the piano somewhat well.
But yes I also shitpost here and watch a lot of porn everyday. Oh well.