Happiness Strength. No, not meaning muscle strength, but strength in the mind- your mental capability of overcoming obstacles in your life that has brought you down and made you think that you cannot get back up. Benjamin Franklin once said, “The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” No one can hand you happiness on a silver platter; you have to obtain it yourself and that comes from how strong you are to pick yourself up from disasters that occur in your life. There are many different types of disasters in the world and one of them is poverty. In Kolkata slum, India people live on only salt and rice for food, their houses do not keep out the rain and most of their jobs is to ride the citizens, who sometimes abuse them, on a cart around town. They seem like they are unhappy because they live hard lives. But the hard life has made them stronger and they have learned to accept their life and live it happily. According to a resident in the slums he states that as long as he has the love of his family and neighbors, he is happy. This resident uses that love to strengthen him to get through the day and end up happy. It isn’t only people from the slums of India who are happy without money. A surfer from Sidney, Australia states, “It doesn’t make sense when you make money, and you’re not happy”. He lives in a small cottage and surfs night and day because it makes him happy. He didn’t want a college degree or cared to become a doctor. The surfer is happy with the life he has and didn’t need money to prove it. Tragedies can happen to anyone at any time and can sometimes permanently damage one’s ability to ever feel happy again. However, Melissa Moody decided not to let her tragedy get in the way of her life. Melissa, in high school, was one of the most beautiful people in America and after marrying and having kids, she got ran over by a truck on July 4th by her sister-in-law. After
About Sharing Happiness
We can only share happiness with others when we ourselves know how to be happy and are happy. If we are not happy (it means we don't know how to be happy), then how can we share happiness with others and ask others to be happy, when we don't have happiness in ourselves?
We can share our joy and happiness with all beings without any discrimination of human beings or non-human beings, good beings or bad beings, happy beings or unhappy beings, wise beings or ignorant beings….
What is happiness?
Happiness can mean different things to different people. For example, for one person, it may mean being in a relationship, whereas for someone else it may mean feeling you have the ability to handle whatever life throws at you.
While you might think that there are certain things that make you happy (or could make you happy if you had them), research has shown that there are certain common traits amongst happy people --- and it is not necessarily what you might have thought.….
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Happiness in Modern Society
Most people struggle in their lives because of a common reason: seeking for happiness. Happiness is defined in the Webster dictionary as the state of well-being and satisfaction. Out of this definition, which seems to be too general and comprehensive, people tend to offer their own interpretations. Some people believe that happiness exists wherever there is money. I don’t completely agree with this idea because I think how we use money is….
Materialism, Religion and Happiness
1. Definition of Happiness
A.Difficulties of pursuing happiness
B. Different levels of happiness needed in different stages
2. Relationship between happiness and materialism
A. Definition of materialism
B. Materialism is negatively related to happiness
3. Relationship between happiness and religion
A. Definition of religion
B. Reasons why religious people are happier (Christian and Buddhist)
C. Religion is positively related to happiness
Life is a sunrise, the meteor, the smoke and fire, lightning, and the rainbow. Although life is short, it is actually brilliant. Unfortunately, we can’t do anything to expand the length of our life but to try to broaden it by cherishing every moment we are happy. Although all of us are seeking happiness in order to live our unique life, not all of us is able to discover it. Actually, the true of happiness is to know you are responsible for your own happiness, cherish what….
Epicures and Stoics were trying to reach and achieve happiness in many different ways. In today's world, many people are trying to reach and achieve happiness via many ways that depend on the personal perspective of people. I am going to discuss about how to find the true happiness and about how people describe their inner conditions in many special ways. Although some people describe the word happiness according to their personal perspective, true happiness does not depend on things that are around because….
When was the last time someone asked you what truly makes you happy? I remember the last day of high school sitting in my ninth period math class just staring at the clock counting the minutes that had gone by. All I kept thinking was how I wanted to be laying out on the beach and having fun with my friends, not sitting in that boring class listening to the boring teacher. Once that bell had run I was so relieved and so happy that I could now enjoy my summer down by the beach with my….
pressure we now put on ourselves to acquire the next big thing. Yes times have changed now, and so have we. We no longer cherish the simpler things in life and have instead replaced them with the finer things. To most people in our society today, happiness isn 't defined by the people we love and the times we share with them, but rather the cars that we drive and the new iPod Touch that we bought. And as we 've changed over the years, so have our feelings about what makes us happy, and that 's perfectly….
Aristotle, happiness may be described as the very thing that everyone in this world is pursuing for the whole life. Satisfaction of one’s necessities or desires, both mentally and physically healthy condition, superior social status and other kinds of good properties may consist of the meaning of this fantastic word. Meanwhile, happiness does also exert a subtle influence on one’s decision and choice. In other words, men generally do things out of their own interests to produce more happiness.
all the creatures want happiness and are afraid of pain and grief. The question, however, is 'what is real happiness?' What really is called happiness? The desire for happiness has no meaning without understanding the real nature of happiness.
Generally, ordinary beings consider sensual pleasures as happiness and their attempts are also directed towards these. According to them search for happiness means search for pleasures of the senses. The question 'what is happiness' does not arise in their….