I’m happy for you.
Now, get a job!
(before it’s too late…)
Life is beautiful if we make our concern things happy.
It is good that u understand that earlier in u’r life.
Okay, that last comment was pretty dumb.
I like the article. 🙂
Nah, your mom fibbed. There’s lots more to life than being happy. Even the 24 yr. old guy, living with his parents, sleeping late, smoking dope and playing video games, can be happy. Who wants such a vacant, shallow, pointless existence?!
Look at the word: HAPPY is what you are, based on what HAPPENS outside of you in life. One’s moods and reactions are based on happenstance, perHAPs one might say.
Instead, find JOY. Being joyful comes from what you cultivate inside of you. Even during the sorrow of a loved one’s funeral, one can be joyous, thinking about that person is in a better place and no longer suffering.
HAPPINESS? Nope, don’t want it. It’s as fickle as the shifting winds. I’ll take JOY, an energizing current in a life that can be lived to its fullest.
Maby the 24 yr. old guy, living with his parents finds joy by playing video games, finds joy by smoking dope, finds joy by sleeping late and never the less finds joy living with his parents. Who knows?
Why do you judge Willard H.?
happy all the time you did a good job in your life:)
I wish this quote would have been attributed. What a great way to put it.
Good grief – people will always find something to argue about, but this about takes the cake. So here’s my two cents worth: Joy can be a component of happiness or not – both can be shortlived, as they should be to be appreciated. Shortlived does not mean over and done, both revisit (hopefully) quite often. Like beauty, joy and happiness are in the eye of the beholder.
E commented, “Maby (sic) the 24 yr. old guy, living with his parents finds joy by playing video games, finds joy by smoking dope, finds joy by sleeping late and never the less finds joy living with his parents. Who knows? Why do you judge Willard H.?”
I don’t judge him. But like I said for myself, “Who wants such a life?” Be my guest if that’s your thing.
But you don’t just FIND joy. You use the word like it’s a synonym for “pleasure.” Nope, you miss the whole concept. You may FIND a $5 bill, but I doubt you’ll just “find” a billion dollar fortune.
“happy all the time you did a good job in your life:)”
Hardly. More likely, someone who’s happy all the time is living a one-note life. I don’t care how sweet life’s “dial tone” is, I still prefer all the ups, downs, and range of emotions in life’s “symphony.”
Our friend C.f. also seems to miss the point: “Joy can be a component of happiness or not – both can be shortlived, as they should be to be appreciated. Shortlived does not mean over and done, both revisit (hopefully) quite often. Like beauty, joy and happiness are in the eye of the beholder.”
Nah, short-lived joy is an oxymoron. JOY should be the rock-solid “billion dollar fortune” within the depths of the soul. I could see happiness as having a short-lived resemblance to JOY, but not the opposite.
Before someone asks, I won’t tell you where to find JOY. It’s up to you to find it in your quest for philosophy, religion, or wherever. Of course, it’s probably easier for us to all just accept a little short-lived HAPPINESS when it comes our way. But is that what life is all about? Heavens, NO!
I guess, I dont live for happiness, or for peacefulness (if that word exists). I live for AWESOMENESS!!! True Story.
no he wanted to be me
Nice thoughtes! Just be happy. One does not need anything from outside to be happy.
Nice thoughtes! Just be happy for no reason. Happiness is a state of mind. One does not need anything from outside to be happy.
Happiness as the key to life?
HA! You “butterflies” have lessons that we “worker ants” have already encountered.
Robert Browning Hamilton Quote
I walked a mile with Pleasure,
She chattered all the way;
But left me none the wiser,
For all she had to say.
I walked a mile with Sorrow
And ne’er a word said she;
But, oh, the things I learned from her
When Sorrow walked with me!
Sure, happiness sounds good, if life were truly a sunny wading pool. It’s not. Plan ahead –life may become a stormy ocean.
For me happiness is found in purpose. For others happiness is found in relationships… for some it’s found in order and for others it’s found in chaos.
Happiness is found in different places for each person. Rather a 24 year old smokin dope, a 45 year old CEO or a 60 year old security guard… if you’ve found happiness (and not just a feeling that covers your void for happiness temporarily)… you’ve lived well. Good post.
(See how I automatically put happiness in a job or purpose… others would have listed different qualities)
I would say balance instead of happiness is the key to life.But then,its so hard to find!
i want to be an air hostest
The second name of hardship is ‘life’.
I want to the interview for quality engineer,in the interview they asked me”wat u want to be?Please help me to give the answer.
If only my parents taught me this earlier in life.
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