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Happiness consists in contentment.


What is definition of happiness?


Tolstoy ever said: "It is same for happy family, but have different adversity for unfortunate family"! How to definite the meaning of happiness?

In the childhood, we can put on new clothes and receive a cash gift from eldership in the Chinese New Year. It is a kind of happiness…

In the school, gained the full mark and encouraged from parents and teachers after exam, It is a kind of happiness…

When graduation, received the requisition from college, it is a kind of happiness…

When grown up, having a good job, getting regard highly and growth from leader, it is a kind of happiness.

When we are married, meeting your true love and live happily, it is a kind of happiness.

In fact, there are many kinds of happiness. If you want to be happy, you will be happy. As long as you think you are happy, then you must be happy. Please clearly explain what’s happiness at all?

It was raining on my way to office.It was cold and the rain hit my face with a bit sore. It suddenly appeared to me that people are really happy to drive to work.

I consider that everyone would like to experience and possess of happiness. But one person is different from the other so they have different feeling on happiness.

Happiness is a personal thing, and many people regret for they can not enjoy life like a millionaire.In fact, happiness is modest and has nothing to do with materials.

I think happiness is very simple as long as it fit with our soul.If you hungry, bread is the well-being; if you thirsty, water is the well-being; if you are tired, the bed is the well-being. Thus, happiness can be understood as a feeling. It does not depend on people's living conditions, but on people's mindsets.

The development of our society is fast and irritable,and in such an environment we have lost the ability to feel happiness.

In order to get more money, bigger houses, better jobs and conditions, we have paied more and more time, health and self-esteem and have got more and more pressure.

We always look at the outside world too much, but to see inner hearts too little, which leads to imbalance. We do not know what we really need and always exclaim the cost is expensive when losing .

In this ideology, we can not find our spiritual needs and the happiness has become a luxury thing.

No matter what is happiness, it is each ordinary people's inner expectation. Perhaps we can not understand, then let's begin from small things: helping others, loving our parents and families, protecting the environment and doing good to others~

Then you might be happy!

It is the greatest happiness to give others happiness when getting personal happiness.

2 Responses to “What is definition of happiness?”

  1. Nick
    September 3rd, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Hi Helen,

    you ask a very interesting question there. I recently had my own shot at defining happiness, which aims to be more "scientific" and "objective" despite being a subjective feeling: http://www.spreadinghappiness.org/2009/08/what-is-happiness

    I would love to hear your thoughts!

    Thank you, Nick

  2. Helen Lee
    September 7th, 2009 at 12:46 am

    I think, Happiness consists in contentment.

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