What Is True Happiness?

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“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Are you happy? If you are, how happy are you?

True happiness refers to the measurement of two kinds of happiness, namely experienced happiness and remembered happiness.

True Happiness

Experienced happiness pertains to those moments of relief, bliss, laughter, or joy that you have experienced within a day. Imagine your friend asking you randomly during lunch time about what you are doing and how happy you actually are at that very moment. That is experienced happiness, the kind of happiness that comes from the things that you do for a particular period of time.

On the other hand, remembered happiness refers to how you think about yourself in general. This is how you will answer that million dollar question “Are you happy with your life?”
This is how you remember those years you had in high school, the vacations that you went to, the holidays you have spent with your whole family, the early days of childhood with other kids, your history of jobs, or even your divorce. Remembered happiness is pretty much like the bigger picture or perspective on your state of happiness.
It is not surprising that experienced happiness and remembered happiness do not match all the time. For instance, millionaires in general have higher rate for their remembered selves compared to those people who only earn $50,000 each year.
However, a millionaire might have more responsibilities in life. He may experience more pressure in his work, with a larger house to run and a spouse who is more demanding.
It only goes to say that even if they are earning millions, these people might have lesser moments of spontaneous happiness during their day to day lives, and living their lives less happily.

Meanwhile, an ordinary employee who considers himself as less happy since he lacks the kind of luxury that he has been dreaming of might, in reality, experience great bliss and pleasure with their jobs, with their family or with their hobbies, thus, they tend to have more blissful moments in their day.
Experienced and remembered happiness might be entirely different things but once you have happy moments in your past and your present, then, you can say that you have reached the so-called true happiness.

Chase your Happiness not Money

Don’t chase for Money as it don’t give any good at your life.

Chase your Happiness not Money

Sometimes in our life, money really matters for us. We strive hard to work because of money. We sometimes neglect ourselves because of money. We sometimes set aside our happiness because of money. We make our family a last choice because of money. And worst, we make our god the last priority because of money.

Isn’t it annoying to think how powerful money can rule in our life? We may not tend to think this, but accept it or not sometimes this was happened in our life.

What else money can do anyway? There’s a lot. Named it and surely money can do. You may want to travel around the world and money would be the first thing you consider, right? Obviously, you can’t do it anyway without a money. You are craving for a sumptuous food and you can’t eat it without money, right? And sometimes, when we get sick this is the most time we think how money would be the most important in our life.

But, it’s a big BUT for me, never ever chase for money. For some reasons, it can’t never ever do any good for your life. Hence, we may need it but never make it as your first priority. Money is just a thing, a thing that would passed by in just a matter of seconds.

The most important thing, do chase for your happiness instead of money. Do you think billionaires are the happiest people because they do have lots of money? NO, some high profile people are the most miserable one, we may not see it but i’m sure if we could talked to them they have something missing in their life, that is the true happiness.

How can we achieve it anyway? Just simple as this. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and let go all the worries you have right now. Look life in a simplest way. Know that you can be more happier with the people surrounded you were full of love. Be the reasons for someone’s smile. Doesn’t need to spend money for you to make a smile. A simple gratitude and kindness you spent everyday are the most easiest way to achieve true happiness. Live simply and you can live life happily.

Furthermore, according to Neuroscience, do these 4 things that will make you more happier.

Being Happy is simple, work for it

Happiness is not something readymade

 

According to Mandy Hale, “Happiness is an inside job . Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life”. This is is really true, don’t depend anyone else just to be happy, happiness comes from your own actions, you are the one responsible on doing it. Whoever or wherever you are, always be happy. One secret of how to be happy is accepting where you are in life and contented of what you have now. Surround yourself with positive people. Life don’t need to be perfect just to be happy, just keep smiling and one day life will get tired on upsetting you.

A short list of things you cannot buy

Simply words and a very simple things that could make a big impact in our life. We are all always hoping a lot of big things. We work hard to earn enough money in order that we can buy of whatever we wanted. But to realized a simple things that could make us perfectly happy can’t really buy with money. Got inspired for this simple quotes, hope you too. 🙂

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