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Is 'being happy' or 'being unhappy' overrated?

  1. rikabothra profile image60
    rikabothraposted 6 years ago

    Is 'being happy' or 'being unhappy' overrated?

    This question is not about being pessimistic but something that gets me thinking. On a general basis, we hear so much about the need to be happy all the time. We envy people who are happy and feel unhappy when things do not go our way. At a certain level, is this not overrated. Everyone goes through something or the other. Why can we not be content with what we have. Why the constant need to be the 'happiest' person?

  2. anupma profile image78
    anupmaposted 6 years ago

    It is the fundamental nature of human being that they never feel content on anything. They always want more. Their quest never ends. They always more and more and more.

  3. EuroCafeAuLait profile image86
    EuroCafeAuLaitposted 6 years ago

    I think that it's very important.  Happiness is like a candle burning inside of you.  It can flicker at times when something unexpectedly happens but the main point is for a person to have hope and confidence that they can overcome whatever comes their way and make the  most of it.  Each day of life is a gift - being alive and being able to do something is itself if a joy.  With this approach, a person can live a happy, fulfilling life.

  4. padmendra profile image48
    padmendraposted 6 years ago

    Happiness and unhappiness are two parts of life  which goes hand in hand everywhere. Being happy or unhappy depends on the way of how we feel about it. As per the creation of GOD every human being does not want to be happy and  partying all the time but choses to live in peace and without any worries.   When thing does not go  according to our plans , we become unhappy about it. We forget the fact that things does not  go in life as per our  thinking but it runs   just like a river in its early stage which brings all the rocks and  stones along   creating  difficulty  for itself  in the later part .  The same way  we try to plan our life  and do not prepare our hearts for the consequences and that  makes us pessimist and unhappy about everything that happens.

  5. lone77star profile image85
    lone77starposted 6 years ago

    Being "happy" is not overrated, but "envy" and "comparisons" are.

    Too many people depend on external stimuli for happiness and wish and wait for it to hit them over the head.

    Happiness comes from within. It always has. The trouble is, many people abdicate their control over this. Happiness can be created quite easily from within, despite external situations.

    This has everything to do with creation, and as children of God, that is what we were built to do -- create.

  6. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 6 years ago

    Well, I had an answer, then I started thinking about it.

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    SJmorningsun25posted 6 years ago

    Happiness is based on "happenstance"--the things outside you that happen to you. You have very little control over that. What you can control, though, is joy. Joy is that deep, internal, abiding sense of peace and trust that God has everything under control, even when we don't. You're right--we should stop comparing ourselves to other people, because each person has their own set of circumstances that sometimes we know nothing about. Each life is valuable in and of itself, regardless of anyone else. Happiness comes and goes, but what we should be aiming for is joy, because joy comes from a Source that never changes--the Lord.

  8. CrazyGata profile image77
    CrazyGataposted 6 years ago

    Bottom line... heck yeah!!
    in fact I wrote somewhat about it...
    http://www.xomba.com/my-children-are-sc … t-preamble

    Happiness has become vanity