Everyone just wants to be happy. What is the motto of the life? “Isn’t it happiness?”
How often we say “I want to be happy?
How often you say “I just want you to be happy?”
Would you ever think what happiness is? What is the meaning of happiness” What is this happiness you are wishing for?
It really matters because it’s hard for your wishes for happiness to come true if you aren’t clear about exactly what happiness is.
The definition of happiness?
Most of us don’t know the formal definition of happiness; we know it when we feel it, and we often use the term to describe a range of positive emotions, including joy, pride, contentment, and gratitude.
It is really difficult to define in words what the real happiness is?
Some people believe that happiness is having fun at a party, the excitement of new experiences, the thrill, and passion of sex, or the delights of a great meal. These are all wonderful experiences to be cherished and cultivated but they are not happy.
The above all experiences are the definition of pleasure. They are not long lasting. These types of exotic feelings change with time. They are experiences to have and let pass. A meal to savor, then digest. A party to enjoy then let wind down. The passion to enjoy and the warm afterglow to linger in.
Chasing pleasure is not happiness. Pleasure can’t be called happiness until we have not these joyful experiences all the time. Pleasure is a dose of happiness. Once our brains adapt and turn pleasure into a routine, it takes, even more, to make us feel good again.
Then, what the real happiness is?
“Happiness is a state when our life fulfills all our needs.”
In other words
“Happiness is the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile.”
Happiness only comes when you feel satisfied and fulfilled. It is a feeling of contentment when you feel that life is just as it should be.
Perfect happiness, enlightenment, comes when you have all of your needs satisfied.
It is not so easy to achieve the perfect happiness, and even harder to maintain its state when you find it. There are nearly limitless degrees of happiness between the bliss of enlightenment and the despair of depression. The luckiest fall somewhere between, closer to the middle than the edges.
Discover your essential needs to be happy
We know that happiness is the fulfillment of all needs so, it is necessary to first discover your needs.
This question is important because humans are created complicated to understand. We all are complicated to understand. If we weren’t life might be much simpler.
Our needs are based on our genetics, how we were raised, and how our life gave experiences. That complex combination is what makes each of us unique, both in our exact needs and in every other aspect of what makes us the person we are.
So, we must try to discover our actual needs.
Do what you want to do
This a key to happiness. You must do what you love to do. Never sacrifice your life to just show off your wealth or assets. Always remember, if you feel contented, nothing is more satisfying than this.
Some quick tips to be happy
- Avoid social media as much as you can.
- Stop watching all other news channels except National TV News.
- Be selfish. Think about yourself and your loved ones only.
- Stop advertising your feelings and moods on social media. Social media boycott helps here.
- Watch a movie or do exercise or play music when you are in a bad mood to escape the world.
- Don’t overthink about your past and future. Both are uncontrollable and unchangeable.
- Stop worrying about corruption, terrorism, global warming, poverty feminism and everything else which you can’t change.
- Spend as much as of your time as you can with kids.
- Stop expectation. The least you expect, the happier you become.
- Smile, all the time, even if you are sad. Fake it till you make it.
Don’t try to find happiness. Learn to be happy anywhere, anytime, anyhow.