A hubber recently told me that she is never happy because there is so much suffering in the world. So are you like that? Can you not enjoy and cherish the moments you live?
For my part I am mostly jolly and enjoy my life. Yes I become sad when I hear about tragedies like the earthquake that happened in Japan, but it is soon forgotten and I get on with my life. Even personal tragedies are forgotten after enough time and then I enjoy life.
Some studies have shown that people are more affected by a single death closer to home than a hundred far away.
So are you mostly happy and do you enjoy your life?
Does the tragedies and maladies of the world make you sad always?
By worldly standards, I should be sad always. But I tried sad on for a while and I didn't like the fit. So my answer is no, I am not a sad person. I choose not to be a sad person. I choose to be happy. Am I happy that my husband was abusive? That my home was broken into? That my sister died? That my family is rifled with mental illness? No, none of that makes me happy. But I still choose to BE happy. My list could go on for pages, and I'm sure yours could too. However, if I have to get up every morning to face the day, I am determined to make it as easy on myself as possible. Like I said, I tried sad. It hurt like hell. Happy doesn't hurt.
Agreed! There may be a LOT wrong in my life, but I have my coffee and that's all I need right now. Or my flowers are doing better since I added sand to the soil, and that's all I need right now. Or the snow is beautiful and the sofa by the window is perfect to read this book, and that's all I need right now. There are a million reasons to be unhappy, and a million reasons to be happy, and it only matters which ones you keep your mind on day-to-day.
I'm happy. Do I have a level of concern for the suffering of others around the world? Yes. Will being unhappy change anything for the better? No. The dalai lama once said If there is no solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it.”
Sadness for the plight of others, without some action on your part to alleviate the suffering (in my opinion), does nothing more than to make yourself feel compassionate. It doesn't help a living soul.
Agree very much.
I feel most people are happy inspite of personal tragedies or the bad things around them
My grandfather once asked me "What are you worried about"? "OH don't answer that, answer this; 1. Is there anything you can do about it?
2 Are you going to do anything about it ..... If you answer no to either of these questions; ..... DON"T Worry about it! "
Everytime I find myself being unhappy about any situation that I find myself in; It is easy to think of more than 100 other situations that I'd rather not be in than the one that I am in. Remembering this usually makes me smile and want to put a smile on someone elses face who was feeling kinda like I was before I remembered.
Yes I enjoy my life to the fullest but I become sad whenever hear about something bad happen or because of tragedies in the world and in my personal life and most of us get on as the time passes and we have to get on in life.
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