January 23, 2018 ~ 1 min read

Borrowing Happiness

"Drinking is borrowing happiness from tomorrow" - Matt Mullenweg

I love this quote. Similarly, I think many "type A" people, including myself have a tendency to borrow happiness from today, in hopes of happiness in the future.

We call it delayed gratification. Long-term thinking. Society praises this delayed gratification and criticizes the short-term thinking of alcohol consumption. But nothing you do today will make you happy tomorrow, and nothing you do tomorrow will make you happy today.

There is a place for both these things. I personally love to drink alcohol on occasion. I love to dream about the future and work hard to make these dreams come true. But in excess, both are extraordinarily dangerous. I'd rather just be high on today.

Maxi Ferreira

Hi, I'm Taylor . I'm a software engineer/maker/amateur chef currently living in San Francisco. You can follow me on Twitter , see some of my work on GitHub , or read about my life on Substack .