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Kaithlyn Martins

Mr. Jacques

ENG4U1-e

October 1, 2012

Happiness : The Key To Life

Hap-pi-ness : the quality or state of being happy. One crucial standard for living is being

able to be happy. Happiness can be found in an numerous amount of ways. It can be found by

buying inanimate items that help us better our life or it can be found with communicating with

someone. To truly reach full happiness you need to recognize that everything in your life if

good and accept that you can be happy with individuals that help shape your life.

Many people feel as if they are unable to live without many of their precious belongings

but, some would be happy to give them up or throw them away. It is extremely difficult to look

face to face to someone and find an acceptable answer to the question “ Can happiness be

bought? ”. Achieving happiness can be a very simple thing ; for instance the life of a cat. Cats

do not have many possessions / items yet they seem very happy and enjoy their lives. Cats have

a reliable friend and are constantly loved by someone or another cat. They have everything to

be happy so why shouldn't they be? This can relate to humans because not many people have

the same items or electronics as others yet they are happy with the simplest of things. As an

example; homeless people receiving a meal on thanksgiving while others just think its another

holiday, another family meal.

People feel or believe that they can buy happiness but, think about how long that one

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item keeps/ makes you happy. You spent all your money on a new outfit but, you realize you

have no one to see it, do you still feel happy? Or would you feel better at a friends house and

hanging out. Think about this: You bought a movie and watch it three times. First time your “

ROLF” rolling on the floor dieing of laughter, second time it funny and by the third time you

done, sick of it. Or even when you buy a need game, you play a couple of time than something

new, better , more expansive comes along. You never get tried of the simplest things in life, that

is true happiness. For instance, my grandma comes over my house and makes me her special

hot chocolate because she thinks I'm too skinny. It warms your stomach and makes you feel

like special and thankful for everything.

You can have all the things in the world but, you will never be happy if you do not have

anybody to share it with. If you have no one you feel you can trust of call your true friend

buying items will not help fill that void in your life.“True friends can not be bought at any store

and love is not sold in a bottle” but, it can happen and bring you so much happiness. These are

things you can get with your heart, even people that are extremely poor or in debt find

happiness in the people they love and friends that truly care for them. It is crazy what effect

money has. If you can not get happiness with it than isn't even worth all the money in the entire

universe.

To be happy, many people need to come to the realization that everything that has

occurred in the present or past happened for a logical reason and that's it has happened in order

to make you a better human being. It does not only make you a better person but make you see

how well off you have it or can be able to have it. Even though certain events in life can be

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difficult at a certain moment, people need to realize that you can learn from your experiences

and learn to take what is good out of it. In the end, certain situations will help many strive for

happiness. Happiness is not free, you need to work and earn it to keep it. To exceed fully

happiness people need to go through rough times and happy times as well. Many need to learn

how to get the best out of their surroundings.

Many things in life go wrong or not...
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