The notion of happiness is different for different persons. Evidently it is context based. Ancestors have opined that happiness is the best antidote one can find in this world. Yet it has remained elusive for many. Read my article, you will get to explore more of it.
I believe success and happiness are co-related. People have mixed opinion on what happiness is. But certainly everyone nods their head as to what brings happiness is success. Being happy doesn't mean you are perfect. It just means you've decided to look beyond imperfections. The same girl who laughs and talks a lot and seems very happy is also the girl who may cry herself to sleep. What matters is her endeavor to create such an atmosphere around her. It i always in our hands to 'make' or 'break' out of any situation. Some people cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. If you are angry for a minute, you will lose sixty seconds of happiness. Life on earth is pro tempore which can last from few minutes to a few decades. It's better to build a fort of rapture around us as a first line of defense. It may not solve all our problems neither will anger. Certainly it boosts our morale to fight all those hurdles which hinder our progress.
According to Xavi, Happiness is the appreciation of one's emotions. In other words, It's the expression of ultimate joy one feels at that particular moment. How one gains happiness? This is one of the most disturbing questions I have ever encountered. Happiness is not something that emancipates after soul searching exercise. Just craft your feelings and give vent to your emotions. Happiness will automatically reflect in your heart. The question again is how? Distinctly there are many ways to do it. One may find it in an adventurous night parties, others may find in public service and rest may in solitude. Inherently one's cultural background will have a say in choosing one of these. It's left to us to punch in to the best suited one.
The antiquated belief in this unexplored area is "Money matters". People have come to an unequivocal conclusion that surge monetary income will bring long lasting cheers. However it is a half baked truth. Money, to some extent, is the need of the hour. Yet it's not all. I have always perceived money as the second citizen in my life (To know the first, read my previous article :p). The glaring truth is, with money comes isolation. You tend to have the company of people from equal strata. This segregates you from the rest of the society. You start to ignore relationships that once mattered to you the most during your humble beginning. Moreover ignorance beyond acceptance, makes others to ignore you.
We Indians, do nothing without expectations. We always look for the brighter side and ask "what is in it for me?!". yes there is a lot for you in the basket. A happy feeling all through the day can create wonders in life. Ecstasy is the proven antidote. Every one has a sense of humour. If you don't laugh at jokes, you probably laugh at opinions. A smiling face makes people to people interaction lively and meaningful. Thats the reason corporate world demands us to wear at least a fake smile. Work around is in making every moment euphoric. This would build a sense of elation in us meanwhile sky rocketing our confidence amid day to day setbacks. There is no reason to be unhappy in life when everything we wish for is at our foot step. Only thing is we are lazy to pick it up. Every problem has a solution. To go in search of it, lets choose the trodden path where fragrance of happiness turns your journey more appealing.
After all this brainstorming , I still wonder ' why I wrote this?! ' . May be I am at my low ebb, waiting for miracle to happen in my life. Unfortunately nothing is at my disposal. I would be very glad if GOD reads this and bestows with something/someone I am in dire need of.
PRASHANT SHIVARAM BHAT