Happiness And Happiness Essay: The Pursuit Of Happiness

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The Pursuit of Happiness

What is happiness?

According to Dictionary.com, happiness is contentment, joy, good fortune, and the state of being happy.

But how do you know when you’ve found your state of happiness?
Is it forever, or is it just temporary?

That is the secret to yourself, that is the secret to life.

I beg to ask the question, what if happiness, isn’t to just be happy, but to understand pain.

In a heartbreak of a significant one, in loss of a friend or relative crossing the great divide, or to lose friendship.

To exemplify, according to an article, in psychologytoday.com, at a young age, we tend to avoid sad feelings. But why? “Sadness is a natural part of life and is usually connected with certain experiences of pain or
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Awakens us, to remind us what is important. We are human beings, we all have feelings, and don’t know what to do with them as we face the truths that reality brings.

They say if you love something, let it go. Yeah, I had a hard time believing those few words, for almost five years now.I met the first guy I fell in love with and whom I believed I was destined to spend my whole life with. I remember reading a quote or something like that by Plato, saying, “According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.” And I had sworn that I was sure he was my other half, that it was meant to be. Sucks though, when reality hits
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I met him at the Hawthorne high-school’s orientation. October 3, 2012, was the official date and months of being with him, for the first time ever he made me feel something I’ve never felt before. He was the first guy I ever came to love. I can go on about this, but I’m not going into detail about what happened those years. Let’s just wrap up that story to the simple truth, he left me. I had invested all my time and attention towards him, that I began to care less about school. I was never expecting it, or maybe I was. It hurt. Looking at him hurt. I remember coming home and crying my heart out. I was devastated. It was something I’ve never wanted to experience. I sobbed and sobbed that night, and gripped onto my pillow and shouted into them, hiding the cries. I felt empty when I awoke the next day. My eyes were swollen, and I felt an empty void. I felt dead. We didn’t speak to each other after that. Months passed, and I was keeping myself occupied with work and friends, I finally was learning how to move on, on my own. I finally came to find my happiness through realization. They say somethings happen for a reason. It’s either a

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