People don’t talk much about it these days, despite the pursuit of happiness/materialism, finding our passions, and positive psychology.
Everything that humans do is supposed to be for some kind of future good- despite all the talk about living in the moment, even meditation is supposed to produce “results,” in your “real” life.
You’re supposed to have a reason for everything you do, a clearly thought-out, well-expressed, risk-averse, materialistic justification. Why can’t the reason just be “It brings me joy?”
Have you jumped for joy today? Have you brought joy to someone else?
Have you let yourself seek joy?
Is there any better reason to do anything?