Hunting for Happiness Here I sit, staring at this blank page document on my laptop screen,1 thinking of a way on how to start this book that will easily grab your attention. My introduction has to be outstanding and be able to persuade you into continuing to read this book you have on your hands. But reading a long introduction paragraph about what you’ll eventually be reading about is not what you want anyway, is it? Since I’m more of the “cut to the chase” type of girl, my introduction, just like myself and the rest of this book, is just going to be simple and straight forward. Now, ask yourself, how many times has someone asked you if you were truly content with your life? Or what you do to keep yourself happy? The question that lingers many people, “What is happiness?”. You might assume that after reading that sentence, I’ll be explaining to you what happiness is. Your assumption is correct. Happiness is the feeling of pleasure and enjoyment due to your life situations.2 I decided to write this book to reach out to all those who are willing to put their best selves out there. I’m here to let you readers know that none of us have our lives all figured out; we are all an ongoing work in progress. If you’d like to know some of my advices on how to maintain a happy life, continue reading.3 If not, I’m sure there are plenty of other books lying on a book shelf waiting for your interest towards it. So, if you decided to continue reading this novel, I’m sure you’d like to know some topics I’ll be touching upon. Through my personal experience, I have concluded that finding your passion and love towards something is the first step to being happy. Being able to pick yourself up when you’re knocked down would have to be the second step. And finally, demonstrating your love towards yourself, your purpose and sharing your gifts is the last step.4 When we’re faced with difficult challenges, we are the greatest solution to it all. Can you imagine if every single human being is fully content with their lives? How can we start that off? As a movie director would say, ACTION! Finding your passion is definitely not easy. The only possible way to find your passion is if you search and stay determined to discover it. For some, it may mean taking risks and doing things you’ll never imagine you’d love. For others, it can seem effortless. In my opinion, you should never be afraid to try something new because the important aspect of it is that you do something that inspires and motivates you.5 We’re not called out to live our life by what our parents or friends expect from us. We live the way we want to. Finding our passion is like a continuous journey. It exists within us and what surrounds us. So what do you really want? We can be asked this question numerous times and in exchange have nothing but a blank mind. When you finally discover what you’re truly passionate about, everything will suddenly make perfect sense to you. A part of you awakens and you have nothing but determination and success on your mind. People who find their passion and stick to it, accepts the challenges and hardships that comes with it.6 Not being able to reach a desired goal or find what you’re searching for in light of being happy is difficult. Have you ever questioned yourself and asked if you’re the type who would give up after the first sign of failure? Once you start to finally chase after your dream and purpose, doors don’t automatically open up for you. Life is going to hand you so many problems that you’ll instantly jump into conclusions and give up. Is that right? No, it isn’t. What you choose to do in order to handle that specific situation makes you who you are. I believe having a positive attitude, accepting failure and forgiving yourself is a couple of advices that can help you get up on your feet when you fall. I remember reading a quote from a
The meaning of happiness is contentment and satisfaction. Finding true happiness is a worthy goal. The problem is many turn to material possessions to reach that goal. Even if that new car, diamond ring or cute outfit makes a person happy, it will be short lived and will leave them longing for the next high. The new car smell fades. The diamonds collect dust. The outfits become outdated. True long-lasting happiness comes from positive relationships, life experiences…
Examination of life means for me world exploration. Life is created from many different activities. Through these activities humans are examining their lives. People during their lives are learning many new things, are creating new things, and are meeting new people. Moreover, they are developing their interests. These activities are giving people happiness. Unexamined life means for me very sad and boring life. Consequently, not exploring life is not worth of living.
People who do not have any…
Happiness Throughout Life
In this day and age jobs can take up a big portion of your life. If you are unhappy at your job, you will be unhappy a large part of your life. Thats why I would rather have a satisfying job over a high paying job because, I want to be happy in life, you can’t buy happiness, and money causes problems.
Everyone goal in life should be to be happy. When my grandfather graduated high school he got a job at a recreation park in Carrollton, he loved playing sports in high school…
innocent little kids, we played with our Barbie dolls or GI joes, with no worry in the simple little world in which we lived. As easy as life came for us during our childhood years, we all were too eager to grow up already. It is not until we finally get there and begin to emerge into adolescence or in other words developing into a teen, we begin to acknowledge that life is much more difficult than we had imagined. Goodbyes were far worse than a simple “see you tomorrow”, pressure of acceptance and rejection…
Countability is one of the fundementals of the military. It not only brings personal responsibility but it also shows the organization of a unit. There are many reasons why being on time is so important. In this paper I will share these reason and give some ideas on time management.
The US Army depends solely on its soldiers, enlisted, warrant officers and commissioned officers alike. The military would not be anything without the soldiers. When soldiers are not there to perform there duties or…
Philosophy: Guide to Happiness. Epicurus on Happiness
April 20, 2015
Ever since ancient times human beings have looked to philosophy for the secret of happiness. Epicurus found more knowledge on the pursuit of happiness than any other philosopher out there. Very little of Epicurus has survived over the years, most of his books have been lost over the centuries leaving his suggestions on happiness to be reassembled with few remains of information. Epicurus did believed that we could…
Framework of the Study
Happiness has been under the lens of various fields of study. Several associations to different variables have been established and its influence and impact. The following are researches, discussions, literary readings and reviews that scaffold the researcher’s idea, motivation and purpose of the scale development.
Figure 1 presents the relationship of the concepts and theories included in the development of the happiness scale .The ideas of qualities of life, kinds of satisfaction…
Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. A variety of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources. Various research groups, including positive psychology, endeavor to apply the scientific method to answer questions about what "happiness" is, and how it might be attained. It is of such fundamental importance to the human…
What Happiness Means to Others
HU 300_ Art and Humanities: 20th Century and Beyond
First Interview with Jack Rasmussen on October 13, 2013.
The first interview session will be held with Jack Rasmussen, my nephew, who lives in San Francisco, California with my older sister and her husband. Jack is 10-years-old and attends Live Oak School which is a private elementary school in San Francisco, California. Jack has lived in…
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EN 395 Paper 3 Draft 3
November 22, 2017
What is happiness in your mind?
What make you feel happy?
Each answer may differ and vary because of individuality. Anyway, happiness for a particular person comes from the same point in each branch. Let’s look at this in more detail.
First, to find what is happiness, in Cambridge Dictionary, the word “happiness” can be defined as “the feeling of being happy.” Also, Oxford Dictionary explains this…