mymiddlenameisluis-deactivated2 asked: How can I make my day to day life better?
Silence. Friends. Mexican food. Mexican beer. Skating and surfing and snowboarding. I didn’t say “or.” Literature. Social causes. Children. Grandparents. Thanking you parents or forgiving them. Supporting the arts. Stephen Wright and Mitch Hedberg and Tig Notaro. Woody Allen movies. Toast with avocado slices and chili flakes for breakfast. Anything with a deep red wine for dinner. Religion or spirituality (or whatever it’s called today), and knowing why you believe it or why you choose not to. Rumi. Photography. Early to bed, early to rise (Yes, I understand how impossible that is). Listening to music from the ’90s (mainstream, indie, and everything in between). Traveling everywhere. Realizing it’s all in your control. Realizing that control is about letting go. So, rolling with the punches. Love. Laugh. Laugh as much as you can. Laugh to the point where everything else I said falls into place.
neshtheproducer asked: Bobby, how should I become happier...? I have unrealistic dreams and when they don't work out I get depressed.. I need to be happy to actually make progress.. Thanks!
Well, if there’s one thing all the world’s major religions and belief systems and feel-good Oscar movies adhere to - is that true happiness comes from serving others. So you’re asking the wrong question: “How can I be happier?” instead of “How can I make everyone else happier?”
If your idea of joy and success is derived from wealth, a boyfriend or girlfriend, or fame, you’ll never achieve it. These are all self-serving ideas and will only make you hungrier and greedier. But if you change your focus to contributing to the world in some positive way, trying to make it a better or more beautiful place - whether through art or music or Streetwear, even - then you’ll find happiness there.
Money, power, and respect are loaded with gifts and curses. Philanthropy, on the other hand, breeds only happiness and peace. Giving is getting.