“Whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery”. –Anne Frank
Real happiness comes from the heart and it is connected to our choices. We are the product of our choices, each situation presents us with choices that can pull us down or build us up, make us happy or sad, bring hope or despair, love or fear. This is the reason we should properly examine every choice before taking action. Every human being is faced with the same challenges but the difference between us is in how we take decision. Our decision affects the result.
Happiness is also linked with the people around us: friends, family, and colleagues. We draw inspiration from people. Through my years of interactions, I have come to the conclusion that the true meaning of life is not in living for oneself, but in living for others and others for us. One other thing is that affects our happiness is hope; if every other thing should fail, nothing should move our confidence, faith, and expectations. It is very significant to backup our hope with work. It is like a farmer who goes out to plant hoping that the yield will be great. Our work should provide the basis for building our hope. A lot of people link their happiness to wealth, this is one reason they become miserable when their wealth vanishes. Note, there is nothing wrong with having wealth, but the genuine happiness is derived from using our wealth to influence the lives of others. In doing this, we would have fulfilled an obligation which says “Love thy neighbor as thyself”.
There is a story of a man who had nothing but was happy, and yet the king in his community had everything but was unhappy, one day the king called for the poor man and requested for the secrets of his happiness. He told the king, that the undisclosed fact was that he worries so little about issues.
Contentment and detachment are crucial to living a happy. If we can’t find happiness in what we are doing, then it means there is a problem. There is a purpose and meaning for life, but it is left for every individual to discover this purpose.
If we can’t find happiness in what we are doing, then it means there is a problem. There is a purpose and meaning for life, but it is left for every individual to discover this purpose.