Ask yourself this question; ‘If you were given a choice, would you choose to have $10 million but not be entirely happy or, to be incredibly happy all the time.’
Another question is; ‘Would you rather fit in to society and be accepted as normal but be unhappy, perhaps even depressed or, would you rather be considered a bit nuts, and in general weird and strange, but be incredibly happy. Which would you choose?
People usually choose the material things they think will make them happy and to conform and fit in so they are not rejected. But yet, look how unhappy everyone is, even how suicide is increasing in scary numbers due to the constantly increasing unhappiness in our world.
I on the other hand, have chosen to be nuts. I talk to myself out loud even in public, sometimes even in a funny, childlike voice. It is such an incredibly happy feeling. Now the question is, am I nuts?
Do you know the difference between nuts and spiritual? Two people talk to themselves out loud, but the nut is talking to himself and the spiritual person is talking to God.
I talk to my invisible spiritual friends, and I am happy. I am alone, but I am so happy when I talk to them out loud, because then, I am not alone. Otherwise, I am alone and my thoughts role around in my own head, which is a dangerous place to leave your thoughts alone if you are lonely.
There is a Kabbalist (Jewish mystic) who said; “Speak to God as if He is a dear friend and in such a way that you expect Him to answer.” So am I nuts or spiritually awakened by talking to ‘myself.’
What is more important, to care about what people think, or for you to be deeply happy. Think about that, and then decide who you talk to or, ignore.
You can be a conformist and unhappy like most people, or be yourself, open, free uninhibited, dancing or skipping down the road, sing songs out loud, putting on a funny voice, whatever you feel like doing.
Toss convention out the window, let them think what they want, but let them see you always glowing in sincere happiness, and let them admire and be jealous of you for that.