I’m becoming something of an audiophile. I know, that’s what I thought at first too.
The whole process has been fascinating to me, from the learning, to the gear, to the listening.
But what I’m finding most enjoyable about it, if I pay attention closely, is the fact that I’m engrossed in it. That I’m passionate about it.
That’s all we really want, isn’t it?
The most depressed people I know are those who aren’t deeply interested in anything.
I owe a lot of my positivity to curiosity. The fact that so many things are fascinating to me makes the world an endless source of happiness.
So when I think of something like being an audiophile, I see it as a path to extreme enthusiasm. The bliss of chasing something, which you then enjoy. It’s the process of optimization, tweaking, adjusting, and then enjoying once again.
I get this vibe from many such activities. Cooking. Gardening. Woodworking. Painting. Making music.
The happiest people are those who are most excited by life. So try to find ways to be more curious and more passionate about what’s beautiful and interesting. There might not be any other necessary step to happiness.
Admiring the wonder of life might be plenty.