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Path to Happiness

Updated on July 11, 2017

Happiness: A simple 9-letter word. Yet it holds the power to either make or break a person. You may be thinking that you get the making a person part, but breaking a person? How come? The answer to that is as simple as the word itself: The pursuit of happiness. The struggle to be happy. With something or someone. In any way, shape or form.

Our current world is powered by the social media. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and millions of other global or local platforms. All of them splashing one image on their forefront: Happiness. Regardless of it being fake or not, that is what is displayed to the world. You see pictures of people on vacation in exotic places captioning it as the best days of their lives. Couples fawning over each other, displaying their love publically for all to see. Youngsters flaunting their new gadgets and accessories with abandon. It all gives an appearance of happiness beyond belief. Yet it also arises the question that if one was really truly happy, do you really think they would feel the need to display it so openly for all to see? Or is it just a gnawing need for approval because they feel unfulfilled?

Now I'm not saying that the things I mentioned before dont make you happy. But have we all really become so shallow that that is all we really need? What about the satisfaction you get from spending quality time with your family? From exceling in your studies? From helping those in need? From praying to whatever higher power you believe in? From just being grateful for the life you have? Its the little things that used to matter before. Now its just a competition to be better than the next person. Material things have taken over.

What we fail to understand is that happiness comes from within. You can have all the things in the world and still be unhappy. You can have the most followers out of all your friends on your social media and still be depressed.

Learn to be happy without the need to have someTHING all the time. Be satisfied with your own self no matter what. Use social media to stay connected to the world, not use it to 1up the next person. Wake up each day grateful for having a life. And find the courage to just be happy with every breath that you take.

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      Tomi Smith 

      15 months ago

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