True happiness is the complete fulfillment of one’s ardent and fervent prayer and wish to overcome a persistent and difficult situation in one’s life.
Going to parties, buying expensive cars, houses, clothes or jewelries is not true happiness. They are just enjoyable moments that will wither away with time.
Is falling in love and getting married happiness? For a moment, yes. After the honeymoon is over, that happiness can turn into bitterness or despair. That’s when financial woes step in and negates the famous storybook ending… “and they lived happily ever after”.
Yes, we can find happiness by completely winning over life’s greatest trials. You surely would be happiest to find out that you no longer have cancer. Perhaps, only by acts of faith or miracles can one find the true meaning of happiness. Spirituality brings happiness, knowing that your prayers have been answered by God. Happiness also connotes intense joy by attaining a positive or pleasant emotional or mental state. Winning a multi million lottery or seeing your team win a hard fought championship game are examples of experiencing intense joy. Triumph over the unexpected characterizes happiness.
I am not a psychologist, and for me happiness can be very subjective. Perhaps, a married woman finds happiness and contentment in having a family. She should never say single women are not happy in the state they are in. I am still single and I do enjoy every minute of remaining single in life. We live in two different worlds and for me my world is where I am most happy.
Yes, it is true that there are a lot of advantages and disadvantages of being either married or single. But finding happiness is a personal choice on how one wants to live his or her life in this world. Finding True Happiness in the real sense can be best explained thru religion and philosophy.
For Buddhist, real happiness can be attained by practicing Nirvana or the state of everlasting peace, happiness and the ultimate freedom from suffering.
Christianity emphasizes on spirituality and the well being of the soul. Blessed Happiness can be attained not in this life, but the next. It is knowing the essence of God in the afterlife.
As for philosophers, Aristotle believes that “a happy life is a good life” — a life in which a person fulfills human nature in an excellent way thru moral virtue. Abraham Lincoln once said, “Most people are about as happy as they decide to be”.
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