In order to do so, people should realize that they tend to be obsessed with pleasure, and do not try to seek gratification. Although seeking pleasure is not necessary ethically wrong, seeking only pleasure cause many problems on both self and others. Therefore, I think that striving for authentic happiness is the best way to solve problems that humans cause by seeking pleasure and make the better world where many people become happy.
According to “Happiness is a Glass Half Empty”, the relentless effort to feel happy or to achieve certain goals is what makes us unhappy. “It is our constant quest to eliminate or to ignore the negative- insecurity, uncertainty, failure, sadness that causes us to feel insecure, anxious or unhappy in the first place” (2). Being in a constantly optimistic state of mind, not embracing the negative aspects of life, will cause you to be unhappy. By embracing the traditionally negative emotions, it may actually make you happier than trying to avoid or hide them with your positive emotions. Our negative emotions are just as valuable to our happiness as our positive ones if they are fully embraced.
What's more, happiness is appropriate here, at this moment - not somewhere else, or at some point later on. Individuals who are unhappy and wish to be a happy need to discover their way from where they are to where they wish to be, intermittently, there is a "result" to our self-harm and deliberate hopelessness; some piece of us generally supposes it is profiting from conveying an additional weight - as though we were group "focuses" we can cash in later for an equal reward (payable in happiness). Indeed, before you make another stride, you should understand that "casualties" are not happy people. The plan of happiness through affliction is an on a very basic level imperfect idea - as proved by the obvious lack of happy martyrs.
Mill explains happiness as pleasure lacking pain and that pleasure can differ in levels of quality and quantity. Many people misinterpret utilitarianism by interpreting utility in confliction with pleasure but in reality, utility is described as pleasure itself lacking pain. Another label for utility is the Greatest Happiness Principle. This opinion embraces that "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure, and the absence of pain; by unhappiness, pain, and the privation of pleasure.” Meaning that, deeds are perceived to be good after they lead to a larger happiness and bad after it cuts down happiness.
Happiness for some is solitude and the list goes on and on. One misnomer in life is that what makes me happy should make others happy too. What do you think makes you happy? That is a question for each individual to determine in life. One thing for sure is happiness can be artificial and real happiness can be elusive when pursued.
People may be able to accomplish a goal and be successful, they become happy, but that is not happiness. The moment when people become happy about the goal they just overcame, they will be feeling temporary happiness, therefore they won’t be happy for long. People will begin to look for more goals to overcome in order to feel the euphoria. Happiness is an ongoing state of mind according to Huckabee-Jennings, one creates the state of mind and anyone can create happiness in any kind of situation good or bad. Achievements and success will only be an addiction for over-achievers and they’ll continue to look for goals in order to feel happy.
In general, when someone is allowed to express their rights, it tends to produce more happiness. This is not true every time, even though rights were put in place in order to provide the ultimate happiness. And if these rights make people unhappy then it is moral to violate them. If your rights harm another person, then it is immoral to exercise them because you are putting your own happiness above another’s. And in this situation, they could benefit even more than you.
When other people see your happiness, it will rub off on them and they too will become happy. Happiness is a key factor to living a colorful and joyful life. Without it, life would be meaningless and boring. True happiness will come to you when you come to love the people and objects in your life. Therefore, you should take every action possible to achieve maximum happiness.
I think that both depend on us to reach them. The one that is limited only takes away the pain for a little while leaving us to await its return. We end up not feeling satisfied and are left going through this cycle of sad to happy. There is a happiness that can end this cycle though, but it relies on us finding it. It is something that once it happens, you know it; a type of joy that is rare and worth it.
For those that don’t pursue their calling, their purpose will pursue them for the rest of their life. Like myself, I started questioning everything I was doing, the reason for doing it and if it was meaningful, which lead me to pursue my calling. I remembered how unhappy I was when I was trying to identify my gifts and abilities, what career choices would be fulfilling and fitting to my desires. It was then, that I knew having the right career was one of the keys to my happiness. Doing what is purposeful bring satisfaction to my life.