Just look at life with more playful eyes,
Don't be serious.
Seriousness becomes like a blindness.
Don't pretend to be a thinker, a philosopher.
Just simply be a human being.
The whole world is showering its joy on you in so many ways, but you are too serious, you cannot open your heart.
"Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out of it alive anyway." Elbert Hubbard
Just simply be a human being.....
That is really the only thing you have to do. Seriousness is often a sign of fear, you want to be in control of things, on top of your game, watching your back, making absolutely certain that NO ONE can ever take advantage of you. It's a heavy load to carry, isn't it, worrying about what could happen to you and/or your family all the time? You are creating a deliberate humourlessness reality for yourself and those around you. Life is meant to be joyful.
How does this serious, sober, solemn, somber attitude toward life make you feel? Life is a bitch and then you die? You need more than that to keep you going, life doesn't have to be miserable unless you prefer it that way. It's up to you.
You can have and be anything you want, it is all there for you, as it is for all of us. You have not deliberately been excluded from the joy in life. By standing guard over your heart, you are not preventing anything bad from happening, you are preventing anything good from entering. Relax the vice grip, open your heart and be prepared to receive!