John grew up happy in a middle class family. His childhood was great and he had a lot of friends. When he became a teenager he spent most of his time driving around with motorbikes and getting drunk with his male friends every weekend. Life goes on and in his early twenties he met a girl at the local bar where he use to get shitfaced every weekend. The girl was very average but because John never had a girl before in his life, he fell in love instantly. At the age of 24 his girlfriend broke up with him and John’s heart was broken as he started to feel old. His male friends wanted to hang out with him but they stopped contacting him because they got sick and tired of his never ending complaining about getting old and that he should find a girlfriend. They couldn’t take his negative energy anymore.
Later that year, John was getting shitfaced at the local bar as usual. His social circle was smaller than ever before. He had already accepted the fact that he will never find a new girlfriend. To his big surprise he found a new girl on this very evening and he was walking on pink clouds. The girl was from the same village and she had already two children from her previous relationship but John didn’t care, Everything went good and six months later he was already engaged. John had been working at the local factory for more than six years so he decided to take a bank loan of 200000 euros so he could finance a big nice house and buy a cool car to impress his neighbours with. Only one year after he met his new girlfriend he was already building their new house. Not long after that his girlfriend announced that she’s pregnant. He upgraded his car to a bigger and more comfortable car so they have room for the little one.
In the age of 26 John is a proud parent of two twin girls. It consumes a lot of his energy to take care of four children and he fights with his girlfriend quite often. Despite that the couple decided to get married. John never believed in God and he wasn’t religious but he didn’t dare to end his membership because the fear of what his parents and relatives would say. But anyway, they happily married in church and had a big party afterwards which was more awkward than fun.
Life went on and all of a sudden John was 27 and he was back in the rat race. He had a 210000€ bank loan to pay off and he struggled a lot to pay it back because the factory salary wasn’t too much to brag about. He calculated that it will take 38 years to pay off with the current speed. At the time he would be 65 years when he had payed back his loans. Perfect timing.
One night John heated up his sauna, went in and popped a beer and thought : Goddamn,my life is already planned for a long time into the future. God I’m lucky! Many people older than me still don’t know what to do in their lives. He smiled and leaned back. John was satisfied.
But he was happy with it.
He was enjoying life very much because he didn’t know anything better.
He’s never seen the greener grass on the other side.
He’s never travelled anywhere else than on a short one week all inclusive vacation to Spain.
He’s never spent quality time with friends on adventurous trips on the other side of the planet.
He’s never tried to quit his job and only do things that he want to do.
He had never had sex on the beach at sunsets with foreign women in exotic countries.
He never has time for his hobbies and friends because job and family occupies all his freetime only because he thinks that’s the way it should be.
John has swallowed the blue pill.
John is a slave to the system but he’s happily unaware about it.
John is a happy because he never tasted the sweeter fruits in life.
John is satisfied because he don’t know anything better.
I admit it, I’m jealous of John.
But, I have never met a married man who are happier than me.