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True happiness: a myth?

Updated on August 7, 2012

When you read a book like The Zahir by Paulo Cohelo or watch a movie like The Pursuit of Happiness does it ever make you wonder whether there really is a thing like true happiness. Too many times in this life we often base our happiness on things that are capable of being destroyed or things that would eventually go away. When that happens what do we do? crawl into a pit of despair?
I usually sigh silently when people make comments like " I would be truly happy when I get to college" or "Being married would bring me true happiness". What happens when the college you want to go to doesn't accept you or what happens if your marriage doesn't turn out to be what it seemed and you end up getting a divorce? This is one of the reasons why I deeply frown down on Disney cartoons because they send a message to the little ones that there is such a thing as happily ever after, that no matter what things would always turn out fine. What would you say about those who ended up in jail or those who are dead, I'm sure they thought of having their happily ever after too but along the way it was cut short by poorly made choices or circumstances. Now that I am on my way to college and beyond, I wonder would I really find happiness or would I end up dead or in another horrible condition. My question to the Hub pages readers and writers is this: Do you believe that there is such a thing as true happiness? Have you ever or are you experiencing it? What would you do if the thing that is causing you happiness is taken away from you?

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      Marsprofane8 5 years ago from Abuja

      You're so right! focusing on happiness DOES make us miss out on the whole life process. Thank you for commenting and for your opinion. I hope you live a fruitful life!

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      Marsprofane8 5 years ago from Abuja

      Happiness....

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      If we think of love and happiness as a thing, we miss the journey of the process. I would not want to find constant happiness. The most important and happy times are the portions of the struggle that are shared and overcome.

      (sorry kind of sound like a little baby yogi there - a failing of age ;-0)

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      Marsprofane8 5 years ago from Abuja

      I'm happy for you that you conquered your cancer, that's something to be happy about indeed. Although, do you think true happiness is attainable? Someone kind of as old as your self should have a life full of experiences, so do you know of anyone who has attained happiness and is still living in it? Or is true happiness a myth we tell kids to make them shut up about their bully in school?

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am kind of old. And I probably have wasted too much time looking for happiness. But here is one for you to just think over. 1995 I had cancer bad, minimal chance to make it. It was one of the happiest times of my life, with friends and family all kind of chipping in and helping out. The big bugaboo of death was conquered by love and that is a very happy thing.

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