Finding Joy in Little Things: What is Happiness
Happiness, in any form, is possible for everyone. Although there are many people in the world who suffer from depression, it is always possible to be happy. Whether it be short or long term is a personal choice. There are many simple things in life that elicit happiness such as having a positive state of mind, enjoying the little things, and being involved with culture or religion. Anyone can be happy if they, have a positive mindset and truly attempt to be happy.
Research indicates that humans can choose to be happy by changing their frame of mind. In addition, people can focus on subtle daily accomplishments or good deeds which elicit a feeling of joy. Many people believe that its extremely difficult to be happy in life but, “There are everyday satisfactions too, that we often overlook like offering a kindness, telling the truth, having a good idea, paying our bills or learning something new”. Overall happiness can be achieved by accomplishing some of these objectives. The way our body feels after doing good deeds like finishing a play by Shakespeare or even walking an elder across the street is truly amazing and can be accomplished. It can be possible to redirect your brain into being happy. “Those who pretend to be optimistic become so”. This quote is explaining that if you continue to do something you will eventually do it out of habit kind of like being happy but, this could also go for being sad or negative, but his means and individual must redirect his or hers mind of achieving happiness. Peoples mindsets can be differed by their culture, which could derive or strive people towards happiness.
Happiness in cultures can be seen in different outcomes. Americans coordinate with happiness by what they achieve in life. However, “Nearly 70 percent of Nigerians reported being happy”. This is odd considering the majority of Nigeria lives in poverty. This means it truly is possible to live in happiness without money. “Happiness means less in a sense of what we want then what we have”. Our Generation along with others need to focus more on what we have and less on what we don’t have in order to ordain happiness. This is one of the many options to work towards happiness. It is nearly impossible to be depressed or negative if you focus on what you can’t get or don’t have.
Happiness isn’t given its already there you, must work at it. There are many simple things in life that elicit happiness such as having a positive state of mind, enjoying the little things, and being involved with culture or religion.