When I returned from the US after dropping out of my PhD, almost everyone called it an incorrect decision.

I was supposed to solve our financial problems.

I was supposed to land on Mars because that’s what I had been dreaming of, for years.

I was supposed to be happy doing all of that.

But I wasn’t!

We all keep running after what is supposed to make us happy, but has failed to keep up to that. And when we do realise that we need to change course to be happier, it’s a bigger choice.

Either to stay where we are because it is going to be difficult, or to embrace difficulty and set on an exploration of happiness.

No one option guarantees happiness, but the second option makes sure that at least we set on an exploration. And if do that, we may even find happiness along the way!