The best way to be happy uncovered! The secret revealed
The reality of the situation.
Okay, when clicking this article, I'm sure you're expecting to see one tip, or piece of ground-breaking advice that'll solve all of life's problems. You'll go to bed, and wake up a millionaire, with 5 Brazilian supermodel girlfriends/boyfriends and have a Ferrari on the drive. Well, I'm very sorry to disappoint you, but there isn't a tip, "lost for generations but yours at a small price!" in this article.
Now, if there was, I can assure you, that you'd already know it. If the actual secret to eternal happiness was sat on man-kinds doorstep waiting to be opened, it would have been already. Long ago. And why do I tell you this? Because the secret to a care-free life doesn't really exist. We'll always have troubles, some more than others. "So what's the point in carrying on reading this?" You may ask? Well. You tell me.
You see, happiness isn't discovered. It isn't found within a secret formula of some form. And no, by paying "The low-low price of £400", you will not end up any happier. Well, you might...But that really depends on the type of person you are.
You can probably think of a million things that will make you happy, such as a new car, a bigger house, a win on the lottery or even something small, like a cookie.
However, we're wrong.
Firstly, our mind doesn't have the ability to react to changes that haven't been made yet. So by this logic, you don't know what will make you happy. Yet we tell ourselves the latest 52" Plasma screen TV, or a house on the seafront will. Adverts actually are the worst culprit for this.
Secondly, getting what we want actually doesn't make us happy. You'll see on TV a million actors and actresses looking all smug in their million dollar homes, but famous people are 4 times more likely to commit suicide. I once heard someone say "There are two trajedies in life, not getting what we want, and getting it."
Not only this, but when we have achieved something, such as winning the lottery, our mind automatically spirals our moods downwards, to push us towards reaching the next goal...But if you've already got enough money to last a lifetime, 3 cars, a mansion and a horse, what's the next goal? There isn't one would be the simple answer.
So money, possesions, fame etc don't make you happy. "Then what will?" you may be asking yourself. Well, since we have no ability to judge non-existant emotional changes, I'd be tempted to say "Nothing"...But that isn't true. One last little thing...What does make us unhappy is constantly thinking about what will make us happy.
So perhaps what does make us happy, is just thinking less of ourselves, and more of others. Why not try and make a difference to someone less fortunate's life.
It'd take our mind off our own problems, give us clarity and time to think about solutions to our own issues, and let you give something back to the community and make a difference.
Besides, who doesn't like to feel the satisfaction they've made an impact on someone elses life?
(reading cracked.com gave me the inspiration to write this)
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