Can You Define Happiness?

Happiness is this amazing feeling we associate with having joy. It’s the opposite of feeling depressed or sad. Being happy is something that you will generally consider good while being sad is not.

But there are levels of happiness and different people feel it in different ways. A perfect example of this comes from the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. The parents of Raymond were constantly fighting. Everyone thought they hated each other. But in one episode it showed that their behavior towards each other is how they are happy. The back and forth digs that they give each other is actually affection in their eyes.

Then there are some who are not very good at showing emotion. They could be ecstatic and yet give zero expression to show for it. You probably know someone like this. It’s hard to read them. You may think they are not happy and yet they are exactly the opposite. They simply are not the type of person to give you that kind of sign.

Then, there are people who go overboard and show excessive happy emotions. They become too happy. They seem almost unreal. No one can be that happy all the time. Can they? They are so perky that it’s hard to take them seriously.

Wikipedia defines happiness as an emotion ranging from contentment to immense joy. Even this definition shows different degrees of happiness. There is no right answer as to what happiness means to anyone just like there is no one definition on how it should be expressed. It is as personal as any other emotion.

But we can agree that when happiness happens, it makes you feel good. It is this amazing feeling that sometimes we try to have it continue for as long as possible.

when happiness happens, it makes you feel good. It is this amazing feeling that sometimes we try to have it continue for as long as possible.

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Happiness has also been shown to be better for your overall health! Some doctors have long believed that patients who keep a positive and happy outlook during serious medical conditions have a much better chance of recovery than people that are miserable about their situation.

The point is, happiness is a different feeling for everyone, but it is always an inside job.

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You will never find happiness if you keep looking outside yourself 


Liz Lima Venus Warrior

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