The idea of happiness

Everybody has thought about how to get happiness sometime in his life. It usually happens when you have achieved something you wanted to get, for instance a better job or pass your exams or things like that, it is on these occasions when you think that you are the best and you feel overjoyed ,on top of the world or the other way round when you are involved in difficult problems, such as, when you have been sacked, you or your family are suffering from an illness…, you think you don’t deserve this and you feel depressed.

All of us have been one way or another involved in this kind of experiences but we have felt a wide variety of different feelings. Then I think that the question would be, what is the meaning of happiness? How can I get it? Is it something you feel for a long time or a short time?

At this point in my opinion each person has a different sense of happiness because we don’t pursue the same aims and we don’t feel in the same way. A friend of mine would be the happiest woman in the world if she had a baby and my sister is always stressed out because she takes care of her twins all day.

To sum up I think that you need to pay attention to what happens every day around you and pick up everything that makes you feel well because “happiness” only occurs from time to time.

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One thought on “The idea of happiness

  1. Carla

    I totally agree with your post and I think the same as you: happiness depends on each person.

    Happiness is the idea every person has of it and there are a lot of people that are so busy looking for happiness that they don’t realise it is in every detail of our lives. So they will never be really happy.

    I think that feeling fine with ourselves is very important to reach happiness. We have to learn to appreciate our life and every little thing that happens to us.

    For example, there are some people who think that having a big car or a big house would make them really happy, but they don’t realise that the happiness this kind of things will bring them, won’t last forever.

    Some people think happiness is always related with material things or money, but, in my opinion, happiness is also given by things like your relationship with people, the connection you can have with them or the things these people can make you feel.

    Despite not having the power to decide if we are going to be happy or unhappy today, we should think that we have just one day: today, so we are going to be happy in it!

    -Charlie Brown: ‘I think I’m afraid to be happy.’

    -Lucy: ‘How can you be afraid to be happy?’

    -Charlie Brown: ‘Because whenever you get too happy, something bad always happens.’

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