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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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