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Instant Gratification

That sounds awesome. I want to do that now. Let’s do it. No matter what!

Instant gratification creates an very interesting result. Many times a spur of the moment choice becomes a lifetime memory. The memory can be a great pleasure remembered over and over. It can also be a lasting regretful experience. A desire for the moment becomes an event for the rest of our lives.

We will have discovered savoring the great memories and putting the regrets behind us with a commitment to avoiding in the future are the best paths to take on our joyful journey of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Structured Behavior

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness might suggest each of us can do anything legal, anytime. There is a great deal of truth in that; however, constant unplanned, reactionary behavior doesn’t work for any of us.

We discover primarily imposed structures from birth to leaving high school. Eventually, our human nature causes us to cry freedom and have a bias toward self centered and immediate gratification type behavior. In today’s world it has become more of the attitude and temptation than ever before.

It is very challenging to embrace the reality that choosing our own structured behavior is the highest expression of freedom we humans can attain. We will have discovered defining our daily routines and ongoing habits, combined with providing a balance of opportunities over time for spontaneous actions and pleasures, is the true definition of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


As we choose our paths on our joyful journey of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, we will have found perfection to be an elusive goal.

We have various views on perfection, most of which are unattainable.

One definition of perfection is certainly attainable and is an admirable objective to have in many of our journey pursuits.

perfect,  pehr-fekt, a. [L, perfectus, pp, of perficio, to complete or finish — per. thoroughly and facio, to do. FACT] Brought to a consummation or completion; having received and possessing all its parts; finished; completed.