Conversations between my roommate, Selina, and I. It’s lovely to exchange thoughts about life.
Me: Looking at Krystal’s writing makes me feel so bad about myself. I feel like I know nothing about expressing my thoughts.
S: I’ve spent 18 years learning how to solve textbook problems, and two years learning how to surrender to the society.
S: The biggest grieve of our society is the scarcity of resources.
S: If Harvard is everywhere, everyone would have access to education of high quality; if well-paid jobs are available to everyone…
Me: But the competition would stop that. And scarcity cannot be prevented.
S: That’s why it is one of the most important preassumptions of economics.
S: If pretty girls are not scarce, my friend wouldn’t have to compete with other 12 guys for one girl!
S: Do you think a person can be happy at every moment?
Me: It’s impossible.
S: When do you think people will feel satisfied.
Me: When they receive love and other things that they want to get.
S: What has perplexed me most is I cannot get what I want, thus I cannot give what I want to give.
Me: Well, people with less ambitions worry less.
S: Exactly. Those who can feed themselves but do not have ambitions.
Me: How do you define “happiness”?
S: To do what you want to, and concerntrate on doing it.
S: Do you feel happy?
Me: I have happy moments everyday.
S: How about on the whole?
Me: I guess I am happy.
S: But I don’t feel very happy everyday.
S: Because I feel I cannot achieve even what is “average”. And sometimes I’m forced to do something I’m really not good at, like now.
*I’m lucky, because I have happy moments in my life*