Whenever I’m in bed and cannot catch my sleep – next time Sandman, bring me a dream – I start to become philosophical and think about the purpose of my life, concept of love and happiness. Last night I was thinking about the concept happiness, what is happiness and how can you obtain a full sense of happiness. So I’m eager to hear what your thoughts are on this.
The dictionary defines happiness as
1. the quality or state of being happy
“Happiness is an inner state of well being. A state of well being enables you to profit from your highest: thoughts, wisdom, intelligence, common sense, emotions, health, and spiritual values in your life.” by Lionel Ketchian
2. good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy
So if we are content with our situation, we are happy?
“You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation.” by Bette Davis
So don’t struggle with the thoughts/dreams that you only live once and you want to do everything that is fun, exciting, adventurous etc. No because you have to follow the general red line. Study hard till you are at least 18, after that work hard till you are 67. Retirement is in sight and if you are lucky then you may enjoy five more healthy years. These are the five years you don’t have to worry about school, work, money, mortgage or other obligations. It’s just you and all the things you dreamed about doing all your life.I know it sounds pessimistic, but don’t we deserve to enjoy every single day especially because we only live once? So what do you do to make sure you enjoy every single day to the fullest? I would love to hear your stories because thinking about my happiness is on my Bucket List for this year.