“The unexamined life is not worth living.” -Socrates
How was your day? Was it good?
What does a good day look like to you?
What sorts of events would have to transpire in order for you to conclude that a given day was truly good?
Are your standards too high? Are your standards too low? Are they fair to the person you are? Are they fair to the person you’ve become? Are they fair to the person you’re becoming? Are your standards even your own? Do you even like the standards you’ve accepted or chosen? Is your concept of a good day good enough to allow you a decent chance of actually having a fair amount of good days?
How much have you thought about these questions? How meticulous have you been in scrutinizing your answers?
We are fond of saying “have a good day.” We are fond of asking “how was your day?”
Hopefully we are equally as fond of taking the time to construct a meaningful and healthy concept of what we’re looking for.
In order to consistently have good days, we have to become good at developing good ideas about what makes days good.