Happiness - What is Happiness?

Dr. Purushothaman
January 18, 2014


There are many things that we want in life. We want to be rich, we want to be happy. We know we need to gain wealth, earn money and do investments in order to be rich. But, how do we exactly become happy? So, what exactly is happiness?
There are many definition of 'Happiness'. Happiness is like the highest form of 'good' feelings that makes us smile naturally without begin told and sometime laugh at yourself when you think of things that make you happy. It allows the person to be positive and look at things in an optimistic way. However, it depends on your expectations and past experiences. Generally, if something really good happens to us or we achieved our goals, we are happy for a while, then we adapt and it takes something greater to make us happy as we are 'complicated' human begins.
Also it can mean the feelings of well-being made more stable by feelings connected to other people by having close friends and/or relationships. In addition, to some people, having a purpose and fulfilling the purpose in life make them happy.
Happiness is all relative, many argued that nobody can be happy all the time, but I believe otherwise. We have a choice to be happy and the decision depends on us.
Thus the meaning of happiness differs from person to person. For me, begin happy is about doing things that I like, without the need to care about anything about surviving on Earth.
Yet, there is a quote "Pursuit of happiness". It seems that we needs to constantly chase after happiness and pursuit it and one could never really attain happiness. So there is one guy who is so smart to state it during the declaration of if independence that ".. among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.."

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