Three things to make you happy

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I have this great friend who I’ve lost a bit of contact with recently who had this great theory about karmas. That basically, there were three of them: apartment, job and friend karma. You could have 2 of them but virtually never three. I always found it charming but kind of wondered about its applicability to my own situation.

I was chatting with a friend as we watched the sunset off the Boathouse near my apartment and were discussing the idea of the “three” theory and what it was that kept you in a place or made you think someplace or sometime was better than any other in your life. After discussing Viktor Frankl and killing off a bottle of wine, I think we came up with a pretty good list :

  1. Meaning
  2. Belonging
  3. Someone

I could break them down, but I think they are pretty self explanatory. And they are always a function of the way you feel about a place or time. It actually fits pretty well for me, but brought up the spectre of the three karmas. Basically, I realized I always get one or two of the trinity but never all three. So, I guess that’s the next goal, try and get all three at the same time for any sustained period of time. get you, I’m not complaining. I have a fairly spectacular life filled with interesting people, experiences and places but there is always room for improvement, n’est pas?

gtd