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Happiness

  • Date Submitted: 11/26/2013 06:33 AM
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how to live a life of happiness

How to live a life of happiness
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.- Margaret B. Runbeck
is it possible to be happy all the time?
Happiness and the method to achieve it has been thrown around for thousands of years, with millions of people, promising a million different ways of how to be happy.
But what does it mean to be happy?
Not everyone’s definition of happiness is the same, because everyone has different desires that they want to be fulfilled.  An idea that comes in moments rather than being an end result, right?
If happiness is something that comes in moments, how do we turn those moments into permanent destinations?
Is it possible to be happy all the time?
I’m not so sure. I am going to say more than likely, no. I don’t know about you, but if I were happy all the time, something would feel wrong. Not because finding happiness and fulfillment isn’t the most sought after feeling in the world, it most definitely is, but because were not made that way.
the problem of desires
What I mean is that we are made up of what we desire, essentially. We consistently seek pleasure while doing the best we can to avoid pain. Anytime we move to do anything, we do so because there is a desire of pleasure to come of it. Some of these pleasures come naturally to us and don’t really seem like pleasures but without them we would be in pain.
So, we seek out ways to keep our desires filled and try to find ways of how to fill the bigger desires, always looking for more pleasure. But that’s how it should be. We are humans and we want to feel pleasure, we want to be happy.
The problem with the constant need to feel pleasure, is that once we fill a desire, it starts to fade and a new desire forms. Here’s an example: I wait all year to go to my favorite vacation spot. When the time gets close, I get more and more excited. I am ready, I know I’ll have fun, I have all kinds of activities planned. Once I get to...

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