Q.“Hey are you okay?”
A. “Umn.. Yeah I am fine!”
What a perfect lie! How often do you use this as an excuse?
Moreover, what does happiness mean to you? More money? Success? A bungalow? Expensive car? Company of your friends or loved ones? Good food? A nice dress? A kind deed? Your boyfriend/girlfriend telling you how much he/she loves you? Your health? Someone’s smile?
And, how many of you are dependant on others for your happiness? Or is it when your expectations get fulfilled that you feel happy?
Too many questions right? Okay let me give you a situation.
You already have numerous pair of shoes but you want that expensive one because it looks so dashing! Your parents agree to it and as soon as you buy it, your happiness is on top. While coming out from the showroom, you see a small child. Perhaps he can’t afford even a pair of slippers, let alone shoes. You decide that it is the boy who needs the shoes more than you. You give away those shoes(willingly) to that boy. He smiles and leaves…
Q. What did you get now?
Which feeling was more great? Of happiness when you finally get those shoes, or of satisfaction, when you actually made someone happy?
Coming back to the concept of happiness. In one way or the other, when you ponder over it, you’ll find that you are dependant upon someone or something for your happiness. You need a reason to be happy! When the reason or cause is not fulfilled, you get sad!
Now what if we reverse the equation? You need a reason to be sad. When there’s no reason to be sad, you remain happy!
Actually our happiness has become a toffee. As long as the toffee is in stock, we’re happy. When we run out of toffeess, we get sad that why isn’t the toffee there? But what if we remember the taste of the toffee?
Comment your thoughts.
P.S. I wanted it to be an open session because I have come to realize that happiness is a “to each, his own thing”.