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The ups and downs in life

Updated on February 14, 2011

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At times we are happy, at times we are sad, at times we feel pleasure, at times we feel pain. All of these are a part of our life and without any of them our life is imperfect. We can feel happiness when we have felt sadness; we can feel pleasure when we have felt pain. All of these things are allied to each other and one cannot be perfect without the other. Just imagine a life where you have only happiness and pleasure but no sadness or pain. Then what would you feel about your life? The answer is, "You will feel nothing because everything will look similar to you and you will get bored of your life".

What we usually do to be happy in life?

People seek money, power, social status, relationships, family, fame, education & knowledge, skills etc to get success in life. Among them some people thinks that money is the only thing which can give us everything. Is it true? Is money only mania which can give us happiness? No, money is not everything but money does play a role in the meaning of happiness. Excess money can bring unhappiness and on the other hand lack of money can lead us to the path of crime which obviously brings more trouble. I prefer a middle class family, where you have sufficient money to fulfill your basic need and you will have the motivation to do some great work for full filling your desire.

In my opinion I think family and relationship is the key behind happiness and sadness. A healthy relationship and a complete family make us happy psychologically and mentally. We live for our family and its gives us the most happiness in life. Psychological happiness is the most important part in our life

What some people does when they are not happy?

When people get unhappy constantly and with low self belief they get more frustrated. In some countries this frustration leads people to do suicide. You may get surprise to know that there are plenty of country where suicide rate is very high.

The list of countries where the suicide rate is high are given below by world health Organization:


2.South Korea









For more information about suicide follow this link from Wikipedia

What is the reason behind suicide act :

In my opinion I think the main reason behind this act is lack of religious belief and low psychological strength. We should have strong faith on God and should believe that this life is not the end of everything. Having faith on god helps us to build a strong psychology which helps us to lead our life to the path of honesty and peace. In a research it's found that people who believes in God and are religious gets more happiness in their life. Religion can brings peace in our society but extremism may create trouble.

Ups and down in our life:

Now I am in the main part of this hub. I wanted to share the experience of Ups and down in my life. Sometimes I become happy with some unexpected results and sometimes I become sad when I expect something but the opposite happens. I believe everything is given by God and try to stay happy whatever he provide us. Yes it doesn't mean that you will leave everything up to God and do nothing. We have to work hard and try our best to achieve success in our life. If we failed to achieve success then we have to take the matter easily and we have to realize that failure is a part of our life. May be one day I will be successful and we should continue work harder.

I didn't get my scholarship despite getting 96% marks in high-school, I failed 4 times in my driving test and suffering from many transportation problem, now a days I am facing problems in every step of my life. But I am still motivated from the theory that ups and down will be there in life because it's a part of our life. Maybe now I am having bad days but good days will come soon. When I get sad I try to overcome my emotions by remembering a story:

“There was a person who once saw a pair of shoe, but they were really expensive which he couldn’t afford. Every single day all he would do is think about, talk about the shoes. But one day he has enough money to get those dream shoes, so he goes into the store, but on his way he sees a guy who was crawling from one side to the other because he didn’t have any feet. This made the person thing that all these time he was chasing the world, he was into his materialistic things but realistically he felt that he should Thank God that he blessed him with feet.”

Indeed we are lucky. We are lucky to be the best creature of God and we should be thankful for that.

Moral: Life is a gift, appreciate it, and realize how lucky you are.

Thanks for reading this article and please do comment and rate it if you like this hub. 

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    • tnvrstar profile image

      tnvrstar 5 years ago from doha, qatar

      @sammy, I feel so sorry for you. Try your best to succeed in life and never lose hope.

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      Sammy 5 years ago

      My mom and dad and my brothers and sisters all 10 of them died by the 2004 Tsunami when i was 11 years old please help me

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      Lalla krushna 5 years ago

      thnks hub,for giving this oppertunity to know & analysis things ..Thnks.

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      toknowinfo 7 years ago

      Good hub. Healthy relationships and a healthy mind are the most important aspects to keeping perspective and achieving happiness. Thanks for sharing your info. Rated up.

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      Ashantina 7 years ago

      Thanks for the link. I agree that family and relationships and how successful we are at maintaining this, can influence our happiness.

      Good article!!

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      Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Great hub. You are so right. Shared on Face Book

      Voted up and the other thingies too

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      God did create great and beautiful creatures. He only wants love from us.

      Fascinating statistics you shared.

      The video you presented showcased how one person can make a difference.

      God bless you and your family. Thank you very much for your words of encouragement bringing all of us together from around the world.

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      Gail Sobotkin 7 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks for sharing the wisdom in this hub and for sharing your personal experience so that others may benefit from it.

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      sumi87 7 years ago

      well said star. . . being religious helps to maintain decipline in life and we can take things positively during our bad times...

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      am@n 7 years ago

      you are a great writer and this is a very very beautiful creation which concentrates on one of the biggest problems of today's world... thanks for sharing it... may god bless you

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      Thomas Silvia 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi tnvrstar thank you for this beautifully written hub yes i agree with you that we should all thank God for what we have. We should be grateful for what He has blessed us with already, our God is a awesome God and we should thank Him daily for what He has giving us.

      Awesome hub!!!

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      Ladda Boonmee 7 years ago from Thailand

      Great hub, thank you for sharing. Yes,I think we are very lucky! Rated beautiful.

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      tnvrstar 7 years ago from doha, qatar

      @penmanzee thank you very much for you comments

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      PenmanZee 7 years ago

      Excellent hub, Star. In that last line, you put everything in perspective. We should thank God for what we have. There are others in a worse position than we are. Thanks for sharing.