Happiness. So many theories have been made on this term. Behavioural scientists have spent a lot of time studying what makes us happy (and what doesn’t). We know happiness can predict health and longevity, and a happiness scale can be used to measure social progress and the success of public policies.
But happiness isn’t something that just happens to you. Everyone has the power to make small changes in their behaviour, surroundings and relationships that can help set them on course for a happier life. It just seems impossible how people can have so many complicating theories on something so sorted that a smiling, clapping infant can do, be and teach.
Everyone has different views on happiness, being happy and how to do so. Some think money can’t buy happiness; the practical ones think you can’t be happy till you’re comfortable and have your needs of living fulfilled. Some think it’s a tragedy for the mind; some think it’s the pureness of the heart.
But. That. Does. Not. Matter.
Others’ views don’t and shouldn’t matter to you. I am not saying others around you are wrong. I am just saying they are innately different. You need to decide for yourself what makes you happy; what happiness is to you and not to the world. By doing so, you will lead to the first step towards being happy and let me clear this out: this is my theory of happiness and what I think will help you make yours.
There are certain things that are a matter of happiness — confidence, trueness, loyalty, love and being true to yourself. Most of the grief and grim is caused by a lack of confidence; us thinking that we are not as worthy. Confidence is something you need to teach yourself. By being true to yourself, I mean being so true that your inner self will not have doubts about your character because doubt leads to a lack of confidence, which leads to unhappiness. And love, it combines everything, just everything from infinite trust to impenetrable loyalty, from care to kindness, from pureness to strength.
Oh, and don’t think happiness is all about changing yourself in a sage or something, but you must understand the impenetrable truth that true happiness comes from within a pure soul.
Now, let’s get to the point.
Don’t think so much, smile and remember, everyone wants happiness and not pain, but there is no rainbow without a little rain.