Every human being seeks happiness, and the standards of their happiness are different. What is the standard of your happiness? What happiness is there that satisfies you from within?
If you have time, please share your thoughts with me.
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Children are born with "joy of life." Dr. Maria Montessori, (a scientist/doctor who dealt with children) gave it a term: Horme. A strange word which might be Italian. I don't know.
Anyway, according to her findings, all children are born with an overflowing abundance of Horme. Now, older people (like past 90) have very little Horme, as far as I have observed. It seems to diminish with age.
I would say that true happiness is the capacity to be in touch with one's inner sense of joy. It exists within as a gift of nature, perhaps.
Happiness on an outer level can actually detract from this sense of naturally occurring inner joy. Therefore, it is important to keep in touch with that which gives/maintains true joy, rather than that which gives temporary happiness.
For instance, food can make us feel healthy and energized or miserable. Too much ice cream, while binging upon it, will cause happiness during the binge. Afterwards, however, we feel stuffed and groggy, maybe even sick and miserable. Or a life-time of overeating the crap which made us so temporarily happy has caused diabetes and a life of misery.
... so all that being said, my source of inner happiness can be felt when I am calm and peaceful. So, when I am walking along the shore, hiking in the mountains, riding a bike with the breeze on my face or seeing others peacefully gazing at sunsets, I am happy.
I also feel happy when I am watching a delightful old movie, learning new and interesting things, satisfying my curiosity or ambition and doing good things for others.
And when I am free to guide my own will.
After all, no one likes to be forced to watch educational videos, learn things not pertinent to one's own life, expected to pursue a career path not of one's choice or help others through some external expectation.
Kathryn L Hill, thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts with me. I think we both feel the same way. We all should move towards eternal happiness. Listening to you, it seemed as if someone was telling me the situation inside me. I wish you always be happy.
Happiness can be related to anything and specially with your ambitions i guess. For me, if I try to create something new and I succeed in it, that moment brings a whole bunch of joys for me. I have had no specific aims since my childhood but still I try small creative tasks that make me happy.
And one more thing, if I am attached to a story or a novel emotionally, its characters and their joys can make me happy and I guess this works for every person.
Haleema, nice to hear your thoughts. That's what I wanted to ask. It happens to me too. When I started writing on HubPages, I had two articles rejected. I was very depressed because I was new and when I wrote the first feature article, I was thrilled that day. So I think the standard of human happiness changes.
Happiness is a feeling which comes when we think life is so good or when we got everything that we actually want. Sometimes we got happiness for helping others as these are some memorable moments that make us proud of ourselves. Happiness is the that feeling which a mother got whenever she looks into her child's eyes.
I think happiness is everywhere in the world whether you are with someone your alone because there is something important in happiness is that it's in your inner world so don't bother to find out it in the outer world.
Livelife2020, thanks for your precious words. Don't you think that happiness inside is related to world outside?
Thanks, Moondot1822, I agreed with your word both are related to each other but my belief is that if someone is not happy in inner world it would be tough to be happy in the outer world.
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