Joseph Campbell, the late professor of mythology, told a story on the Bill Moyers Special television show some years ago. It took place in a small local restaurant that he patronized with his wife. One day another couple, along with their young son, came in and sat down for dinner at a nearby table. Halfway through the meal, the boy spoke up and said that he didn't like his dinner, and he wasn't going to eat it.The father became extremely angry and insisted that he eat it whether he liked it or not.
The boy refused and said to his father, "But I don't want to eat it!"
At this, the father blew up and shouted, "You don't want to? What does that have to do with anything? I never did anything I wanted to do in my whole life!"
Campbell went on to point out that many people are in that same situation. Many people feel that they have lived their whole lives doing things that other people wanted them to do because they never had the courage to do just what they wanted.
Campbell then said that the key to success and happiness in life was to "follow your bliss." It was to do what you most loved to do. It was to look over the landscape of your life and determine those activities that you enjoyed doing more than anything else, the things that you would do if you had no limitations, and then to build your life around those activities.
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