What is the secret to happiness?

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  1. ThailandLawyer profile image60
    ThailandLawyerposted 8 years ago

    I try to be happy in littest thing
    and happy with what I have
    think positive .

  2. freehans profile image61
    freehansposted 8 years ago

    The secret to happiness has put many individuals into confusion. In order to discover the secret of happiness we need to ask as well as answer this very significant question. What exactly it is that tends to make an individual happy? A lot of people have several ideas for what they want of their lives for making them happy. For some people, its monetary success , for other people its good relationships, while some others desire a sense of achievement from helping other people, some people want to experience success in the profession they go after. A more well-balanced individual will decide happiness comes from accomplishing a degree of success as well as harmony in many of the crucial areas of his lifetime. It is very easy to say such things than doing them. While pursuing things like these, these things may produce various degrees of external happiness. Are they truly the secret to happiness?  If we look deeper into our thoughts and into the inner aspects of our lives, perhaps we will find that the real secret of happiness is smiling everyday, contentment and doing the right thing to others and to yourself with love and joy in your heart.

  3. Valeed profile image75
    Valeedposted 8 years ago

    For me keeping a balance in our lives is the secret to happiness. Moderation should be followed in order to lead a happy life.
    I truely believe that a man becomes depressed and unhappy when he wishes things before time and more than what is in his fate.

  4. profile image48
    ALoredoposted 8 years ago

    Happiness-- You get what you give so therefore, you give what you get! Emanate Happiness and you will get it!

  5. Don Ship profile image74
    Don Shipposted 8 years ago

    Sometimes a smile, from the ones you care, is good enough! smile

  6. Divine Light profile image59
    Divine Lightposted 8 years ago

    I really don't think Happiness is a secret. Happiness to me is a state of just be-ing. You can not do or become happy. It is simply a decision to just be. Accepting and knowing all that is good ultimately manifests happiness in any given situation. Especially when you remain in the present moment. Embrace it and remain true!

  7. cathylynn99 profile image76
    cathylynn99posted 8 years ago

    it starts with luck, being born with and keeping the wherewithal to achieve freud's definition of a good life: "to love and to work."

  8. Smaridge01 profile image73
    Smaridge01posted 8 years ago

    Learning to make your world right for you in ways that you can change it, and then learning to accept the things you can't change. Really, a simple concept, a very difficult proposal.

  9. GNelson profile image74
    GNelsonposted 8 years ago

    The true secret to happiness is a bad memory.

  10. jeremysharon profile image33
    jeremysharonposted 8 years ago

    hmm Its a secret.... I like your hub very much

  11. claudineee <3 profile image59
    claudineee <3posted 8 years ago

    i think secret to happiness is being contented with everything no matter what situation you're in.
    the more that you try to seek happiness, the more you'll lose it.

    being a filipino is such a blessing when it comes to this. you see us being a developing country with children and seniors on the streets starving but we would still welcome you with big smiles and laughters.

    we would even joke around our personal problems and laugh on it instead of crying about it.

    it's up to every person to handle his emotions. we shouldn't blame anyone else for what we feel.

  12. Suzanne Levac profile image60
    Suzanne Levacposted 8 years ago

    I absolutely think that the secret to happiness starts with you; the moment you truly accept and love yourself the way you are is when you will find happiness. To get there one might have to do a lot of self-development work though, it may take some times, and today there are endless books, audios, websites, etc. on the subject. It is all in alignment with positive thinking.

  13. maticmagister profile image60
    maticmagisterposted 8 years ago

    Strip away your personality which could not exist if it did not have endless needs. Underlying that is true bliss and happiness. smile

  14. instantlyfamily profile image76
    instantlyfamilyposted 8 years ago

    I believe the secret is to live "in the moment".

  15. zinyee profile image55
    zinyeeposted 8 years ago

    The secret to happiness is simple, that is contented with anything you owned and always look at the bright side.

  16. Keith Worth profile image60
    Keith Worthposted 8 years ago

    To me this question has always been easier than everyone makes it out to be to me. The secret to happiness is knowing what you want to do and doing it.

    That may come with the overused but very true warning of "be careful what you wish for" but everything comes with a price tag. Of course, figuring out what you want to do (both in the fleeting and long term sense) can be easier said than done but that's another topic entirely.

  17. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 8 years ago

    optimism and faith
    from them come strength , and each day is a gift of opportunity.

  18. karengibsonroc profile image75
    karengibsonrocposted 8 years ago

    for me the secret to happiness is to live in the present moment:)

  19. Mian Bilal profile image60
    Mian Bilalposted 8 years ago

    In my opinion happiness lies in a belief. If we think that from where we well get happiness.The answer is in front of us that we still have life.Happiness is with life because if we have it then we get happiness.If we dont have life,we dont have anything.Try to learn life,if you learn the one basic rule of life.Then your happiness will never ends, because happiness lies with life.Then in every moment you will be in happiness mode,and will never think about how to get happiness from others.

  20. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 8 years ago

    I think it begins with being happy with yourself and grows from there.  No one is happy all the time, we all have ebb and flow of moods and circumstances in our lives.  Trying to learn to be content with what you have is a start.

  21. LeisureLife profile image68
    LeisureLifeposted 8 years ago

    Some people might say: Winning the Lottery !!!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Pros-and-Cons-o … Black-Book

  22. bipolarzebra profile image56
    bipolarzebraposted 8 years ago

    I believe that everyone could be perfectly, truly and genuinely happy, if they would just learn to accept everything as part of life. Life does not always go our way, and most certainly never goes as planned. So what? Why not make the most of it?
    Acceptance refers to making peace with things we cannot change. Because there is an infinite number of elements that are completely out of our control - and aiming for the impossible is a garanteed failure at happiness.

  23. iamanasha profile image61
    iamanashaposted 8 years ago

    Love is the answer to this question.  You must have love to be happy.

  24. Felixedet2000 profile image57
    Felixedet2000posted 8 years ago

    The secret of happiness is money and the know how of how to spend it.

  25. mepm2011 profile image61
    mepm2011posted 8 years ago

    The true secret to happiness lies within yourself.  You need a meaningful life.  A lot of people go through the actions of being happy by being busy but underneath, they are miserable.  Mainly because they are doing all those things for material gain and not eternal gains.  Even if you're not religious or spiritual, you will find that doing something for others is more meaningful than always focusing on yourself.  Caring for others' needs almost always returns to you by others caring for your wants and needs.  Caring for yourself first only gets things for yourself.  We are a world of people who should care and love each other.  As we become more selfish and uncaring, we are less and less happy.  We are angry and miserable and blaming because we only see ourselves and not others.  Just take a moment and look through another's eyes and walk in his shoes for a moment and you will realize that he isn't that bad....maybe misguided but not bad.  I have found out that I don't hate anyone I really get to know and as I know people, I care about people and as I care about people, I learn to love those people and then I can say I am truly happy.  When others are successes, so am I. If you really want to be happy, get out of yourselves and help someone else.  There are always people who have things worse than you do.

  26. profile image0
    Robert Veightposted 8 years ago

    As Socrates believed, "Know thyself first....  An unexamined life is not worth living."  Look within yourself for answers to where you are at this moment in time.  Do not look to people and circumstances to provide you with happiness.  By learning more about yourself, why you do some things you do, how you see situations, etc., you can then make positive changes.

    Ultimately, true happiness is found in being fully involved in life, and in giving of yourself.  It also may take sacrificing immediate pleasures, in order to have a more fulfilling happiness in the long term.

  27. scauthor1969 profile image77
    scauthor1969posted 8 years ago

    If happiness is the opposite of suffering, then the key to happiness is knowing the four noble truths and following the eightfold path:

    Four Noble Truths
    1. Life is suffering

    2. Suffering is attachment

    3. Attachment can be overcome

    4. There is a path for accomplishing this - the eightfold path

    The eightfold path
    1. Right view is the true understanding of the four noble truths.

    2. Right aspiration is the true desire to free oneself from attachment, ignorance, and hatefulness.

    These two are referred to as praj├▒a, or wisdom.

    3. Right speech involves abstaining from lying, gossiping, or hurtful talk.

    4. Right action involves abstaining from hurtful behaviors, such as killing, stealing, and careless sex.

    5. Right livelihood means making your living in such a way as to avoid dishonesty and hurting others, including animals.

    These three are refered to as shila, or morality.

    6. Right effort is a matter of exerting oneself in regards to the content of one's mind: Bad qualities should be abandoned and prevented from arising again; Good qualities should be enacted and nurtured.

    7. Right mindfulness is the focusing of one's attention on one's body, feelings, thoughts, and consciousness in such a way as to overcome craving, hatred, and ignorance.

    8. Right concentration is meditating in such a way as to progressively realize a true understanding of imperfection, impermanence, and non-separateness.

    The last three are known as samadhi, or meditation.

    From The Basics of Buddhist Wisdom
    Dr. C. George Boeree
    Shippensburg University

  28. bharath.adupa profile image68
    bharath.adupaposted 7 years ago

    being bold and facing any problem without more enthusiasm..

  29. moneycop profile image71
    moneycopposted 7 years ago

    i am amazed how people are answering this question without knowing the real meaning of happiness.pain and pleasure are all in our mind as i mentioned in detail. Just you have to think and practice the knowledge

  30. i_am_monk profile image60
    i_am_monkposted 7 years ago

    Happiness is what everybody craves but only a few actually gain, i would recommend surrounding yourself with people that love, respect and trust you then you won't feel abandoned or alone; don't carry on doing things that you despise doing because you will just hate the time that you are doing it and that can drag your day from a happy one to an awful one.

    Happiness is the nectar we crave so as long as your trying to gain it your life will not be wasted, when you finally do achieve happiness it will be the best feeling that your have ever felt.

  31. mysteriousmaven profile image61
    mysteriousmavenposted 7 years ago

    A simple and humble life...

    Perhaps a lot of people overcomplicate things are start to lose sight of the important things in life as they grow older.

    They lose sight of the simple, and seek to keep up with the complex and ever-changing trends of society.

  32. Shil1978 profile image93
    Shil1978posted 7 years ago

    Read on to discover the simple secrets to happiness in your lives.  Being happier couldn't be easier!! read more


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