True happiness can best be described as a state of mind that descends from inner peace making it an emotional quality. True happiness cannot be derived from material possessions as an individual may acquire all that the flesh desires but still be overwhelmed by a general feeling of emptiness and sadness. It is however evident that when people are happy, a sense of purpose and satisfaction hovers over them wherever they go.
The main reason why most people in our society do not attain true happiness is because of most associate achievements with joy. This is a great misconception that may lead many never to find true happiness at all. The key to true happiness does not lie in success but rather in finding joy and pleasure in whatever tasks and activities one undertakes. Rather than finding gratification in results, to find true happiness one must take comfort in the responsibilities that bear the consequences. This will ensure a sense of joy from the work even if the results are disappointing.
It is crucial for an individual to discover their life’s purpose as pursuing this can lead to true happiness and an overwhelming sense of content in an individual’s life. There is no specific approach to true happiness as every human being is unique and what brings true happiness may vary from one individual to another.
Self-awareness is very crucial in bringing about true happiness and an individual ought to take a look within themselves to truly understand what creates sadness and discontent in their lives. When one faces his/her fears and is willing to pursue the elusive feeling of happiness only then continually can one be on the correct path to not only a purposeful life but also true happiness?
Life is full of ups and downs, joy and pain, laughter and tears and thus can be termed impossible always to be happy. However, it is this combination of happiness and sadness that makes happiness so desirable to most. According to research, 70% of people are yet to realize true happiness, and this is a significant number of people who are engulfed in sadness and sorrow. Most people cite poverty and circumstances to their pain. Emotional strength cannot be acquired unless an individual consistently and intentionally seeks to find it. Once it is received, an individual will learn to embrace both the happy and sad times with great optimism and only then will one purchase true happiness.
Most individuals generally neglect and push their happiness to the side mostly due to their careers and occupations. It is, however, essential for an individual to embrace and cherish their happiness as happiness leads to better emotional and physical health. Happiness also creates a sense of compassion, and this significantly strengthens relationships with friends, family, and even strangers.
True happiness is very crucial in leading a fulfilling life and is not only healthy to an individual but also the whole world. It is unhappiness that causes conflicts which may easily full blown out wars amongst nations. Depression can also be cited as a cause of crime and insecurity. If all people set out to discover true happiness, the world may for the first time acquire global peace. Wars and corruption will become mere memories, and everyone will look after each other creating a real utopia.
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