Have you ever had that feeling when you are about to reach that kind of happiness that makes all the bad things go away and when you’re about to grasp that climax suddenly it’s all gone and you don’t even know why? Yeah.
—Barrack Obama, 2012 victory speech.
Why do we feel sadness? Come to think of it, no matter how happy you are feeling, be it now or later, you will eventually feel sadness all over again. Is sadness an emotional baggage? Or maybe happiness is? I have been happy. Or I’ve tried to be. But no matter how much positivity surrounds me, that annoying sadness comes creeping up again. But I’d like to believe that a little sadness every now and then brings you back to reality. Everything is not all rainbows and butterflies and unicorns. Or that strawberry fields the Beatles kept singing about. I think happiness is an illusion as it only lasts for a moment. Everyone is in that pursuit of happiness. Do they actually achieve it? Maybe eventually they will but happiness won’t be achieved without experiencing sadness. How can you be happy if you don’t know how sadness feels like? Don’t get me wrong. I like being sad but that doesn’t mean that I’m emotionally unstable. I just have a lot of feelings. Feelings that I couldn’t comprehend at times no matter how hard I try. I’m just a sad, emotional bastard. And am I happy with that? I guess.