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My Idea of Happiness

  • Date Submitted: 02/23/2012 05:43 AM
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The Definition of Happiness    

I feel happiness is all about the state which we are in, mostly mental state. Happiness for me is also closely related to satisfaction - when one is satisfied, one should be happy. On the other hand, if one is not satisfied with some actions of his/her, then most probably...

Happiness according scientific studies happiness comes from dopamine taking chemicals around the brain, which is a transmitter in the brain that controls the nervous system.

Human being needs many many things right from the day he is born. In the initial few years of one's life, apart from the very unfortunate ones (this is where probably the "good fortune" meaning comes in) most of these needs are taken care of by someone else, namely our parents. Having got all that we needed, we are satisfied and hence also happy. Thus, in our childhood years, even something as trivial as getting a balloon in our hand makes us very happy. As we grow up, our needs, demands increase and hence it is more difficult to satisfy them. As a result, it becomes increasingly difficult to get happiness. Thus, if at the age of 20, if someone is unhappy, there is a very low probablity that a piece of chocolate would make that person happy, but at the age of 7-8, it would most definitely have worked ! One may say that having less demands or having a mechanism to ensure that all of them are met, is almost a sure path to happiness - both these things unfortunately seem to be hard to exist at all times.

What then makes a person happy at all times ? Happiness is also relative - one person may not get any happiness from something, while another person might be very joyful after getting the same thing. Infact, the same thing may bring joy to one and sadness to another person ! Is that the way the world goes ? Is it that someone has to be sad for someone else to be happy ? Or are the sayings "Happiness shared is happiness doubled, sorrow shared is sorrow halfed" etc....


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