What is happiness to you? Or, how do you define happiness
Happiness, like any emotion, is an abstract concept, it is not something to be touched or held and saved for later use. Rather it is a state of being, a mental mindset. Happiness in many ways is a choice, it emerges when an individual decides embrace positivism and optimism whatever their circumstances. However, I feel there are two types of happiness. The age old saying “ignorance is bliss” has proven true in my life many times and plays into the observation that often the most self-aware people suffer the most from profound sadness. Finding a balance between intellect and happiness can be a challenge. Being aware of the atrocities and problems faced by so many make a happy mindset difficult. To me happiness comes when I accept that life is not perfect, yet am in a place where my basic needs are being met and no personal crisis is happening. The more life I experience the more I realize that happiness is less about the material possessions I own, but achieving a feeling of contentedness by surrounding myself by those who care for my well-being and disregarding the criticism of those who do not know me
What will make you think you're a successful person? What is the role that suffering plays in life?