Our lives can become dull and meaningless if we forget to do what we love. A sense of duty is all very well, but that duty may be misguided if it does not connect to our heartfelt wishes.
We need to be genuine in how we live. Many generations have been ruined by tyrannical leaders who thought they were improving society, but in fact were enslaving it to moralities which made people feel inhumanely treated.
Just for today, I will try to do at least one thing I really love doing. It could be something quite simple such as talking with a special friend. Or something pleasant such as a coffee in a nice cafe.
In this age of political correctness, we must not forget what it is to have a sense of taste. Some people, things and events will taste good to us. Some people, things and events will taste bad to us. This does not make us racist, spoiled or phobic. It makes us aware of what we like.
Many mental illnesses are caused or worsened by depriving people of the ability to live according to preference. Life becomes joyless and uninspiring, and people become depressed and without motivation; or anxious and too keen to please others.
Just for today, I will leave space for some things I like, and not feel guilty about it.