The Secret to Happiness

Updated: Jul 2, 2018


Grandfather Tiger Grand Master

Have you ever noticed how possessing something can weigh you down? I was brought up with a simple paradoxical question, “Have you ever noticed how wanting something is better than having it?” Possessions cause me great pain in that they need a certain amount of my time. I’d rather be spending my time on stuff that I actually care about, like cooking, gardening, my family, and the business.


It is also troublesome how having a possession leads to wanting other possession. Like I want a Tesla. They are awesome, and not just in an environmental way. They’re badass cars. But if I had a Tesla, it would not make me happy. In fact, it would probably do the opposite. I don’t have a garage, so I’d have to park it on the street. It’d be dirty all of the time, grow mold, or moss or whatever that green stuff is, get covered in pollen, be damaged by the sun, damaged by my children. Scratch that, damaged by me. All of this would lead to my misery.


One day, after scratching an album, I had an epiphany. I realized that to be happy is pretty easy. Do you want to be happy? Easy… get rid of all of your stuff. This is how false profits get people to hand over all of their wealth. Because there is something true in the line of thinking that if you want to be happy you just need to get rid of your stuff. So give it to me, or better yet, sell it and give me the money. Just joking. I don’t want your stuff or your money. But I will tell you, there are some things that are worth having as your purge yourself of all worldly possessions.


Can you guess what it might be? That’s right…high quality tea. That is something worthy of spending your hard earned money on. It is something worth the burden of possession. It won't be yours forever, and it is not really yours until it is in your mouth.

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