What is the ultimate aim of life? Happiness, the means of achieving this are different for different people. For some people happiness comes from money, for some, it comes from family, for some, it comes from travelling, and for others, it comes from following a particular religion.
The source of happiness for one may not be the source of joy for others. That’s where the trouble starts rising to various psychological and moral problems.
Don’t you think that nowadays people are extraordinarily misled? Why?
When we see someone enjoying and getting happiness from some particular thing, we start to find happiness in those same things but fails to satisfy our inner selves. However, the truth lies in the fact that our source of happiness is there in something else.
For example, if someone is finding peace and happiness in travelling, then it’s not necessary that for everyone else also find happiness from the same. Maybe for some people, it comes from relaxing at home, eating a pizza, watching a movie or doing something as simple as staring at stars.
Looking and searching for reasons which keep us happy is not going to help in the long run because these reasons and aspects are variable, which keeps on changing with the change in life.
A child finds happiness in watching cartoons; a teen would attain the same in hanging out with friends. Whereas for an adult it would be from spending quality time with their partners, a person in his 30s or 40s would find it in taking care of their children, and an older adult would find it in chanting and worshipping. So the source of happiness varies.
That’s the type of community we live in; our life is influenced by the presence of others in it. With so much influence from different aspects of life and searching for reasons to keep you happy is a way that will last at disappointments because at some point in time, those reasons extinct.
“Happiness is not an ideal of reasons but of imagination.”
It’s our mind that plays a vital role to drive us on the emotional platform. When it comes to being happy, our mind has a significant role in it to play.
Someone has said this aptly that happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
If you observe you might find that even the poorest of people are happy than a billionaire. That is all depended upon how a person deals with his life and remain positive.
Life is full of ups and downs and being happy is the choice we need to make during those stressful situations of life.
Choosing to stay happy during times of difficulties will not decrease the extent of problems but will definitely help to hold the positive vibes within to face those problems with hope and determination.
That’s why happiness doesn’t come from any reason or aspect; it instead comes from the mind itself. In the end, you can say that no one holds happiness, but everyone can catch hold of happiness.