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Discussion in 'Friends & Neighbours' started by SGBV, Jun 19, 2022.

  1. SGBV

    SGBV IL Hall of Fame

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    Inspired by @anika's philosophy post, I am starting a new thread here.

    What makes you truly happy?

    Happiness is a very subjective word. We are wired to be happy on the things the world is happy about.
    Happiness is an emotional state characterized by feelings of joy, satisfaction, contentment, and fulfillment. While happiness has many different definitions, it is often described as involving positive emotions and life satisfaction.

    Looking at my IG posts, many people think I am the most happiest person on earth for having able to travel across the globe, mostly with family & having fun at work.
    Of course, these are precious moments. But I am not happy about them. The stress factors involved in preparing for such trips, arranging for accommodations, handling kid's classes while on trips etc..etc.. are too much to handle.
    In fact, I felt immensely happy & satisfied when I stayed home, wearing my PJ, slept long, ate home made local food, and especially when no one visited me so that I could stay peaceful & have some relaxing family time :)
    But, those moments are not IG friendly to proclaim happiness.

    That's when I realized the true meaning of happiness. Happiness comes from within & not from the external factors.
     
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    Rihana Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Happiness is when I am prepared for the immense laziness and stupidity around me. When I am not caught unawares.
     
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    anika987 IL Hall of Fame

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    Thank you SBGV.

    For me Happiness is doing what “I” really like and I also find happiness in everything I do.

    It could be even as small as having my hot cup of filter coffee at 5:30 am where I hear birds chirping, family still asleep and all I do is savor my hot coffee with such good aroma and every sip feels heavenly:) Endomorphin release! I simply love to take care of myself and keep me happy so that I can also keep the people around me happy.

    Happiness is really that simple.
     
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    That's true happiness @Rihana
     
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    Happiness for me are the small things, waking up on time and not letting my mind wander and not judging myself.
    Sipping a cup of.masala.chai, reading my fav book not proving myself to anyone

    Bringing smile to atleast one person everyday, morning walks, sitting on the park benches, watching first rays of sun, perfectly cooked idlis, snacks to match my mood.

    Lastly when my thoughts, words and actions are in sync.

    Love
    Nandini
     
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    So true @anika987
    Don't know why we all complicate this so much.
     
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    True OP
    Happiness is being in your PJs..,eating hone food ..being around people you love, doing whatever you feel like, relaxing , long sleeps but yes work and travel are equally important for my happiness..
     
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    Yesterday in the park i saw bunch of children doing yoga asanas together, these kids havent met before, but the way they all got along and spent the rest time of the time playing after the yoga was really nice.

    Felt happy to see this. There was a child who ran upto me and told hi to me and asked if my children were doing yoga too in that group, i nodded yes with a smile, she immediately gave me a flying kiss and a heart sign and a big smile. This truly made my evening and i was very happy. This littlw girl must be around 4 or 5,she again came upto me and told," when i grow up i want to become sweet like you", for which i told you are already sweet, indeed sweeter than me.


    Regards
    Nandini
     
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    For me also small things make me happy. When someone appreciates my post my creations.
    Some months back a three year old girl called me ammamma I felt very happy. Her grandmother was carrying her .I went and hugged the kid. I asked her grandmother whether they have flowers. We became friends and from that time every Thursday I used to.go to her house and pluck flowers she also used to.help me and then she introduced to two more ladies and they also gave me flowers.
     
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    Cradle to grave, moment to moment, dawn to dusk, from waking hour till one retires to bed there is possibility of infinite number of happiness only if one is determined & keen to derive happiness.

    If one decides to prefer or remain aloof and sad and glum and constantly worry on account of imagined negatives, that could be also a kind of happiness for him or her.

    Looking at or observing such somber expressions of others, some people derive happiness (as in case of sadists).

    Some (indian) MILs are happy with sufferings of DIL & vice versa.

    When happiness and sorrow terminates at a common point what happens?
    In 1960’s my friend announced via post card to his dad camping at a different city that he had

    appeared for typewriting and short-hand exams and happy and sad as I had passed & failed respectively”.

    When a child is born, it cries but parents and others are happy. In certain community, they cry - out of happiness - as soon as announcement of new born is received.

    When male heir is born, many are happy. Some Dil’s are happy to kill the female babies as in Salem South india.

    in India Rajasthan's Jaisalmer, men are truly happy to keep their women behind veils, while their daughters are buried deep inside graves, silent slaughter continues.

    As regards what keeps me happy, i will come in another window/box!
     
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