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True happiness: a myth?
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?