How do you know if someone is really happy?
When you ask someone what they really want, most will say they just want to be happy.
But how do you know if someone is happy? What what does that look like?
I have read lots of books on the subject od happiness. For many, most, it is elusive. Some of the latest things I am reading are now saying that pursuing happiness is a waste of time, that it leads to constant disappointment and worry about not being happy enough. I think that is partly right, but I think that also it speaks to this quest for "bliss" whereby true happiness my be something closer to contentment.
When I think about different people I have known or observed in my life that I thought seemed happy, certain traits seem to be recurring themes.
Here are some common qualities that I have noticed in “Happy” people:
If you want to be happy, you choose to be happy no matter what. Period.
This is your ultimate power and freedom, no one can do for you, no one can take it away.
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I write about things that I myself need to be mindful of. ways in which I would like to improve. It is not from the perspective of preaching - but rather writing helps me work out what I myself need to do - we are all in this together.