Many live attempting to decipher the riddle of life. What is life? What is the purpose? What makes? Even though we only seek happiness why can’t we ever seem to achieve it? When we do reach happiness why can’t we seem to grasp it and hold it for more than the few short hours that pass like seconds? The question we must answer first is “What makes happiness, true?”
Everyone chases after happiness. Everyone’s goal of life is being happy. Each of them chooses a variety of measures, such as earning money, to be happy. However, there are many people that are not happy. People always endeavor after happiness, but they never reach it. For what reason are they not able to fulfill their standards of happiness? What effort should they put into their lives to meet them? This essay will explain why people fail to be happy and what people are supposed to do in order to gain happiness.
What is happiness? Different people have different ideas. Some people are rich, and they think they are happy. Other people have many friends, so they feel happy. Still others are happy because their lives are meaningful. Happiness attracts everyone. For children, happiness often suggests eating good food and playing with toys. For a stamp collector, stamps bring more delight than meals. And for a scientist, a discovery or an invention rather than anything else gives him the greatest satisfaction.
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ― Abraham Lincoln. Happiness comes from accepting one as themselves and valuing the supposed less significant things in one’s life. This seems like general wisdom, but it becomes complicated through the lens of society’s values. It is all about living to the fullest as most Americans say, we have an idea to be able to succeed and become better than who we are. This idea is great until people begin to become selfish, society takes part of our life, trying to change our perspectives. Happiness seems like a simple idea, but becomes a complex idea with the influence of society.
Each person have the faculty the find happiness, some found happiness in different ways. Sometimes human being get confuse between passions with happiness. When we learn use virtue ethics in our life and wisdoms in each action we made we will be happy. Happiness is when use many virtues mentioned above with wisdom and every one determine how wants to be according their habits and the experience of these in their life. Virtue ethics we learn in our time life, we develop virtues even more whether we nearly to God
Suppose I started this off automatically with a clear definition over what happiness really is. It would result in a highly unlikely answer simply because everyone’s perspective on happiness would be different and could not be accounted to be true for everyone. According to Jane Kenyon’s poem, Simon Critchley’s critique, Douglas Preston’s encounter with the famous religious and political figure Dalai Lama, and Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi’s theory, each hold a different view on what happiness really means and why it is such a concern to people.
The old cliché “Money cannot buy happiness” is a true fact that many people say all the time. A man with all the riches of the world cannot buy happiness. However, a poor man, without a cent to his name can obtain happiness if he wants, because happiness comes from within. Aristotle, an ancient Greek Philosopher and scientist proposed the idea of Eudaimonic Happiness nearly two and a half years ago. His idea was essentially that to obtain happiness one must practice being engaged in the process of happiness. Aristotle is known for the statement “Happiness, it’s living in a way that fulfills our purpose”
Happiness, what is it, and why do we strive to achieve it so persistently? Happiness in some points of view is portrayed as the state that is derived from self-awareness of a benefiting action or moment taking place. What of the moments that are not beneficial? Can a person still find moments of happiness and success in discord, a little glimmer of light shining from the deep recesses of our own consciousness? Plucking it from a mere moment, achieved from money, or is it so much more, happiness is the precipice that all strive to gain to better perceive their success. As a person lives, they are in a constant struggle to be happy. For instance, even the United States Constitution makes reference to the idea that every person has the inalienable right to pursue happiness. This was the resulting outcome of the enlightenment from France, spilling out into the rest of the world from 1650 through 1800. This revolutionized the idea that every single person has the inalienable right to happiness or in different views the right to succeed. As to how one peruses or conjures their happiness that is an entirely different concept and completely up to their preferred preference, but it is something that a person needs to find on their own for true success.
Before we look into specifics, we’ll examine the history and development of “happiness” as a philosophy. Of course, the emotion of happiness has always existed, but it began to be seriously contemplated around 2,500 years ago by philosophers like Confucius, Buddha, Socrates and Aristotle. Shortly after Buddha taught his followers his Noble Eight Fold Path (which we will talk about later), Aristotle was teaching that happiness is “dependent on the individual” (Aristotle).