We all want to be happy and constantly work towards happiness,
but during this journey towards happiness,
How much time do we take to stop or even pause
to notice our feelings and enjoy the process of being happy?
In this world of consumerism we have heard of happy hour, happiness
sale and many more…..Just as Bollywood made us believe that being in love is
happiness. Media has brainwashed us over a period of time that happiness is
buying things we may not want.
But on second thought….do materialistic things
bring in happiness?
May be no….. May be yes….
Because happiness means different things to different
people. For some money makes them happy, for some being in love, for some
travelling and there are many other reasons to be happy.
Let’s see this example
As a child we were taught to study well so that we can get
into a good college.
Once we are in a good college, we are told to get good
grades to get into a dream job.
Once we get into our dream job, we may be happy with the
pay and some aspects of the job but unhappy for some other reason like
colleagues or the work culture or something else.
Of course, being rich and having money decides the house we
live in, the type of food we eat, the clothes we wear, the gadgets, the vehicles
we use and the list can be never ending. There is nothing wrong in being
It’s a fine line between being happy and being sad for and
by the same reason. For a person who associates money to happiness, he/she may
become sad if there is less or no money with them.
Same with relationships, the feeling of being happy when
you are in a relationship. So, what happens once you are not happy with the
person you love? Irrespective of the reason, the same person who made you happy
can be the reason for your sadness.
In life, at any given point of time there may be reasons
for unhappiness in any situation. It is a misconception that we can be happy
only if things happen the way we want it. There is a need to focus on what we
have rather than what we don’t have.
Happiness doesn’t come from outside. Contentment and
satisfaction comes from within our own self. We need to cultivate a habit of being
grateful for what we have and fine tune ourselves to see happiness in our day
today events and enjoy it.
In a bid to reach our destination at the
earliest, do we forget to enjoy the little things that can make us happy in the
process of our journey?
Do we even notice things which could have made
us happy? Do we even pause and enjoy to the fullest once we reach our
destination or do we look for the next destination to make ourselves happy?
Have you ever thought “This is what I always
wanted, but why am I not happy now?”
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