Secret of Living a Happy Life
Last summer, I decided to pay visit to my grand father. He lives his retired life in his small and old farm house with a helper and a pet dog. Sometimes, he shares his precious experiences of life but it all depends on his pleasant mood.
That particular day, his helper made him his favorite green salad and honestly if you have asked me I found nothing special in it. Just ordinary vegetables and fruits. As that salad always keeps his mood good, so I got my chance to ask him what is the main "secret ingredient" of this green salad?
After took a few seconds pause, he replied with a single word, "Simplicity".
First I did not even understand what he was talking about. Then he continued, "You know why there were less worries in my life when I was at your age? Why at that time I had not even heard the words like tension, stress, depression and now even a 5 year old kid know their meaning and use them frequently?"
I just looked at him because I do not know what to say. Then he said, "Because I lived a simple life. I earned simple, wore simple, ate simple which led me to live a life in which I was more than happy and satisfied at that time".
Now I had started understanding that what he told me was just simple rules to live a happy life. The secret ingredient of living a happy life. As a science and research student I had always failed trying to search it in research and human psychology journals and research papers.
Then he continued, "It is that complication, competition and race to earn more and more that bring life to such a point that even a father who gave his all life to raise his 5 children and not a single one of them had any time in their life and space in their hearts and homes for that alone father.
And all I did after heard this last line is to bow my head down and remained speechless.