Feel happier as they closer. Plus, it's hard to measure a feeling since the human is complicated
It's difficult to be rational about happiness, but if we could have a mathematical approach to it, it should be a something like this:
how your life looks at the moment/ how you would like your life to be
The "dream life" part of the equation is always 100%, meaning full happiness.
The hardest part to measure would be the how your life looks at the moment. We would need to separate each component of life and give it a percentage of how much it really means for full happiness. Then we would have to score on how close we are from being fully happy.
Imagine that someone is happy by having a job as CEO of Google and having a big family. But in real life, they are at Google's first entry job and they are single. Imagining that google as 10 levels of employees and entry job is the first level and CEO is the 10th level, and imagining that being single equals to the first level of relationships out of 10, their happiness would be:
(1/10 + 1/10) / 100% = 20%
Does that make sense?
Conn says, well he really types/texts it... When in happiness embrace the moments, do not measure it unless one wants to possibly end it...
I measure happiness by contentment. Also, lack of physical pain.
I worked to earn a living for over 40 years and thought I would be so happy when I retired. Instead, I am full of pain and unable to physically enjoy many of the things that I used to enjoy.
So now, my happiness is measured by having a "good" day, as opposed to a bad day.
A good day is when I feel somewhat pain free and I can enjoy my reading and writing and my family.
I have learned to have "happy moments". Those moments in time like when I eat an ice cream bar and it is so delicious that it makes me smile.
When I read a wonderful book that takes me away to a fantasy that I enjoy.
When my pets do something so cute that I have to say, "Awwww".
When my husband does the housework for me or brings me a cup of coffee or tea.
When the weather is good enough to sit outside in my swing or my hammock.
These are "happy moments" and I treasure them.
Happiness shouldn't be measure. Appreciation is what really matters it give us the quality living that anything in this world cannot give.
Happiness is never what we think it is. But then it is also exactly what we decide it is.
I'm sitting here at 0535 (5:35 in the morning) finishing a shift at work. If you asked what would make me happy, my prompt reply would be, "my bed." But once I get home, I'll be reluctant to go there. To miss the day, as I have most days for the past 7 years.
That's the situation if I allow my thoughts and emotions to flow without consciousness. My normal operational mode. However, I've given some thought to experimenting with choice. I should choose my emotional flavor at any given time, or at the very least be conscious of it.
So I suppose I measure happiness according to the amounts in which I choose to have it...
No sé si la mido o no, pero la reconozco cada vez que mira mi pareja y cuando mi mascota (gato) se me sube encima y me ronronea.
by Faith Reaper 2 years ago
How do you measure whether you are successful in this life?How do you measure success i.e., money, material possessions, great job or is there something else by which you deem you are successful in this life? Thanks for answering.
by Michele Kelsey 3 years ago
What makes you happy?Although perhaps a cheesy question, if you search for it online you are likely to find "having a baby" or "getting married" but little else. These can be things that currently make you happy, things you think will make you happy one day if you get them,...
by Escobana 6 years ago
And if you're not, what would you change to reach the state of happiness you want to be in.I am happy for living my life without any stress, the freedom to choose where I want to go each day, for having found true love and for having learned how to love myself with all the good and all the bad.
by andycool 6 years ago
Is it money, or relationship or just another psychological phenomenon? Please contribute on how to earn a bit more happiness in life. We desperately need it, don't we? Welcome to a constructive debate and thanks in advance to all contributors in this thread!
by Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago
What is the most important thing to remain happy in life?If you had 3 choices list them with the most important first.
by cupid51 6 years ago
Describe three occasions when you were really happy.
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