One of my oldest Internet friends whom I met online pre-Y2K, and whom I met IRL and hiked with in the giant Redwoods only a couple years ago.

The Internet is infrastructure; yeah, takes both creation and consumption.

¨Happiness isn’t an object or a state of being that we attain. It’s an energy that channels through infrastructure that keeps it live and humming. Without that infrastructure, happiness fizzles into the air and you’re kicked swiftly back to a negatively charged state.

How we build and invest in those structures is a lost labour. We’re forgetting how, inside a culture that tells us we can buy anything we want and deserve everything we dream. These labours are our relationships, skills, creativity, and those things in compass point 2 that meet your needs. Happiness is an act of creation, not consumption.¨

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