Brandi N. Rundial
Composition 1 Essay 1
February 10, 2013
Human Connection- The most important ingredient in Happiness Pie What does it mean to be truly happy? This is a complex question to which different people most likely have very different answers. There are so many different factors included in true happiness. Certain people may say that they need security and stability to be happy. Some are only happy when they are successful. Others would say their family or friends are what make them happy. To me, the most important ingredient of happiness is simply connection to other people. Without this, I believe that true happiness is impossible. Connection can come in many different forms. The most obvious are in the form of family, friends, church fellowship or romantic relationships. It could also come in the less obvious form of casual connections you make in your daily life. Whatever the connection, each is equally important and has an impression on your life. You could be having the worst day and just walk around with a chip on your shoulder. But then if you come in contact with someone who is obviously happy and filled with joy, it’s hard to remain in the same sour mood you were once in. Happiness is contagious! If we all go out and spread our happiness through connection with other people, the world may be a much more pleasant place to live in. From the time we are born, we are already programmed to love. All babies, even animals look for their mothers from the time they come into this world. We bond with our mothers and begin to recognize our fathers and siblings. We learn to smile, to laugh. However, what if we were born into this world alone? Could we still have the ability to be happy? I’ve actually heard about a case where a child was kept in confinement for the first five years of her life. She was given the necessities such as food and water for survival, but had very little human connection. When she was...
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