Why do I always joke around so much? Isn’t life serious?
Yes, it is serious. It’s the most serious thing that could ever possibly be: a gift not to be taken lightly, not to be wasted, not even for one second.
But the trick is that in order to experience it seriously, you must first get the joke: that nothing we typically take seriously is fully within our control, not one single bit of it.
It is completely absurd to think otherwise, and that’s why it’s often so funny to me.
We worry and complain about so many things that really, at the end of the day, don’t matter very much at all.
What matters more is the opposite: not to worry and complain, and simply to do things that matter.