Everybody deserves to be happy. It is my opinion, I don’t expect yours to be different. Those who are regularly following my blog know how extensively I endorse ‘staying happy‘. It’s not something that’s found only in others’ kitty. Each and every person can be happy and get his share of happiness regardless of whatever condition he is in. You may cry over the sorry state of poor people who don’t get good food to eat and a decent place to live. I claim that even those people have their moments of happiness that could be more effective than a well-off person. Defining happiness becomes a tedious process once you understand the real meaning of the word.
I honestly admire when the rickshaw pullers, after a long day of hard work, cook and sing around the fire. The smile on their faces is adorable. We have great life lessons to learn from such instances. Can we really define happiness? I doubt.
It is not guaranteed that a rich person is happier than a poor man. Money can be a source of happiness but we have to save ourselves from many vices it brings along. See, we expect money to bring happiness in our lives and it deprives us of the simple peaceful energy that’s needed to breathe easily. What’s more valuable than easy breathing and peaceful conversation with self?
Defining happiness is becoming more complex now
I think that after acquiring all the amenities in the world, I would be one of the happiest people around but that’s not the case. That means happiness lies somewhere else. I start finding it in my near and dear ones. I lose hope when they leave me for some reason. Hope lost translates to happiness lost. My quest to find the source of happiness doesn’t reach any conclusion. Shall I ever find the real definition of happiness!?
Happiness is a direction, not a place. -Sydney J. Harris
I stop and ponder. Is it really necessary to confine happiness in a fixed definition? Break free from the shackles of confinement. Don’t. Just don’t define happiness as it can be found in each aspect of our existence. Life is beautiful. Celebrate your moments. Don’t wait to reach a specific goal to be happy. Simplifying the concept of happiness is the ultimate secret of life.