And they lived happily ever after…
How many movies end like this?
How many endings have been changed so that the ending is indeed happy?
Is there ever a happy ending?
Or are endings just closure?
What’s the last thing you ended? Relationship? Job? Something else?
What was the reason that something ended? Did you end something because you were happy? Or did you end something because in some way, shape or form it didn’t work for you? Did someone else cause the ending and you had no say in the matter?
When you signed the divorce papers, were you happy? Or were you just glad that it was over?
When is the last time something ended that made you happy?
Even the whole pandemic/quarantine thing: I’m glad things are opening up. I’m glad that things are getting back to normal. And in one sense I am happy- ecstatic even. But I know that I will never get back the things that I have lost in the past year. I will never get back that year. Am I happy? Not as much as I’m glad that it’s finally ending. It’s more about the closure. I am ending a very sad chapter in my life that brought me depression and regret and sadness. Happiness is just the illusion we cling to because we don’t want to face what the “before” actually did to us.
Now I swing the topic over to you: Are endings happy, or do they just end something that needs to end? Do endings really only bring us closure?
Have you ever been 100% truly happy over an ending? Or does every ending come with some sort of angst?