Last night sneakeded (yes, that is a word) into the auditorium trying to blend in like a student. Yeah. I know. You are laughing. I wanted to see Rainn Wilson. There were a few more older adults sprinkled amongst the yoot, so I didn't feel so out of place. His messages hit me loud and clear. His intellectual side was quite impressive. Sometimes we only relate to the actor, not the person. As I listened to him, about 120 feet away, and awestruck, his story was full of inspiring messages. For instance, stop pursuing happiness as if you will never reach it. Be happy in all the moments along the way, but instead of the dirty word "happy"...be joyful. He emphasized pursuing happiness sounds unattainable and depressing. Instead, put your heart into everything, pay it forward when you can, and pursue human flourishing.
He also talked about failures along the way in our personal journeys. He said, "chew on life's big questions." Death was something he talks about a lot and I am along the same lines where I am not afraid to talk about it. Anyway, I found him inspirational and now I am off to find SoulPancake and read it. In the meantime, his website is awesome and edgy!