While pondering a recent conversation regarding happiness, I began to wonder if anyone is truly happy. Or, do they just pretend to be? I’m honestly not sure.
What is happiness?
Happiness: A) a state of well-being and contentment, B) a pleasurable or satisfying experience
If happiness is a state of well-being and contentment (pleased and satisfied: not needing more), then it would appear that no one is happy. Seemingly everyone wants a new house, better job, more money, a calmer life, better behaved children or a nicer spouse.
If happiness is a pleasurable or satisfying experience, then happiness would only last for a moment before it’s gone. So then, is anyone truly happy or do they simply pretend to be? After all, it is easier and more acceptable to tell others that you’re happy, than to admit that you are not.
Happiness. What is happiness to you? Are you happy?