Essay on Happiness: Meaning of Life and True Happiness

Submitted By Geh2234
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SAT Essay Happiness
11-15-13

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 The outfits become outdated.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 and feelings of purpose. Positive and loving relationships with family and friends fill me with a sense of contentment and satisfaction. Spending time with them provides me with more happiness than material possessions. These people can bring comfort, support and encouragement when we need it most. They are there for us when times are good, and there for us when times are tough. When we are provided with unconditional love and intimacy through these relationships we experience true happiness. Another way to find true happiness is through life experiences. Simple things in life can provide these opportunities. If we take the time to recognize them, we will see these moments everywhere. A sunrise, a sunset, or a sweet smell of a rose can give instant gratification. It can also fill our happy memory bank, which we can pull from as needed. Positive life experiences of all shapes and sizes can provide us with a feelings of true bliss. Knowing your life has meaning and…