Your happiness and sadness can be the result of the thoughts, emotions and beliefs you have available for your equation. Sometimes you will always have that one constant variable that makes everything equal a positive. No matter what happens life is good. On the flip side no matter what happens life isn’t so good.
For a lot of my life and especially lately, I’ve taken all the variables in a given situation and in my head it always equals a negative outcome. I believe everything will end up equaling zero or negative. Perhaps the moment may be at +4 but the lack of ignorance and wishful thinking in my equation tells me that sooner or later it will turn into a zero or less. Possibly it’s my own fault for trying to solve equations that I never studied for.
If you have enough ignorance in your emotional equations you can always calculate your equations to equal positive. If 4 is happiness and your equation only equals 3 then you can find a 1 somewhere in your bag of tricks. If you don’t have that 1 then you’ll always fall short.
Maybe it’s not ignorance that is your constant variable for happiness. Maybe you just have strong beliefs or it’s your outlook on life. Maybe they are disguises for ignorance. The exact same could be said about repeated outcomes of sadness.
If your equation always ends up equaling to 4 then why look to change anything? If you’re always equaling to 3 then you’re going to have to find another 1 or change a 1 into a 2. Maybe you’re always equaling to 5 and need to minus 1. Maybe this makes no sense or isn’t as interesting as I thought it would be.