Happiness means the peace that lies in mental contentment. It is the key towards leading a happy life. Everyone under the sun seeks happiness. It can never be seen, it can only be felt by the one who gets it. It lies one’s remaining satisfied with what one has. Even a mad finds happiness, let alone others. It is connected with things that make you feel happy such as faith, wealth, career, relationships and love.
It is said to be an individual’s beliefs, faith, desires, and aspirations. Wealth, good health, men and money, contentment, peace, comfort, etc. are the elements of happiness. These can combinedly bring happiness. Good health is essential for happiness. If the body of a man is not healthy and sound, he cannot find peace to work.
We cannot be happy unless we share it with others. We should be industrious and active to be happy. We should remember that the whole world is a family and we all are brethren. The holy scriptures guide us to real happiness, peace, and contentment.
Different people consider happiness from different paradoxical points of view. Every individual defines happiness in his/ her own unique way the way he/she feels it. They have different ideas and conceptions about it. Most people are very ignorant of the nature of happiness and ways by which it can be obtained. They run after it and are prepared to do anything either in the absence or in presence of anything or being. Means of pleasure, convenience, luxury, comfort, etc. cannot make a man really happy. In that case, the kings, the princes, business tycoons, the rich and the wealthy people of the world would have been the happiest persons. For many people, happiness is much more than career, success and wealth.
People always regard money and wealth as an end. Money regarded as the means of buying things can buy comfort, convenience, and services but cannot buy character, health, and happiness. So it is difficult to define happiness as it is abstract. It is a man’s wrong impression that riches and wealth are the passports of happiness. It is also said that happiness is attaining something which is most important to you as compared to all other things.
Because wealth is just a means but not an end in itself. Some men may become the owner of vast wealth and a great asset by exploiting the poor ruthlessly. As a result, the poor are victimized by lying, dishonesty in the deep dog, slavery, flattery, and anti-social activities. Money has only a purchasing power or capacity but it can under no circumstances purchase happiness to anybody.
A moneyed man cannot be happy while a street beggar can be. Lord Baden Powel said, “Happiness does not come from being rich, nor merely being successful in your career nor by self-indulgence. But the real way to find happiness is by giving happiness to others. Try to live in this world a little better than you found it and when your turn comes to die, you can die happily feeling that you have done your best.”
It is difficult to earn money as it is like a muck taint for everybody. Money is a good servant but many a time it comes as a naughty one. A happy man is always truthful, honest, active and moderate in everything. He is really a good man for goodness is another name, mark, and sign of happiness. When we feel positive emotions we tend to feel happy. It is important that we find positive things in our daily lives to get excited about and feel happiness.