Happiness is overrated

Rebloged this from Little Ideas Page.
I Am happy. I can not jump up and down from my happiness because of my joints pain but I can walk and this is making me very happy… 🙂 !
God bless you all.

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I’m not saying this to be controversial and certainly not to be pessimistic. I just think the world’s gone a bit obsessed over the concept of being happy and what that means.

Today’s well-intentioned advice about how to be happier may actually be making us feel bad when we don’t feel “ecstatic, leaping out of bed in the morning, can’t stop smiling”, happy. If you don’t feel particularly cheerful, does that mean you are failing at life?

No, of course not. Imagine someone who is in the midst of their studies; stressed to the maximum. At that moment, happiness takes second place to hard work and accomplishment.

Happiness may be one great emotion, but it is not the only one that matters. Some other feelings you may come across on your journey that are of EQUAL value;

1. Sense of accomplishment

2. Sense of fulfillment

3. Personal growth

4. Sense…

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17 thoughts on “Happiness is overrated

  1. Happiness sounds like a thing.. a goal to have.. while feeling happy is what we experience when resonating with something meaningful for us, when we are being authentic.

  2. I digress. Happiness never means you have to jump up and down…nor does it mean you have to paste a smile on your face. Happiness, from my point of view, only means you are grateful to life…you find the good in every circumstance, thing or person. It is a choice. One can never become (resting or looking for a reason to be) happy. We can only be happy (a choice, good or bad, be happy).

  3. I look at Happiness as an umbrella term. Personal Growth, Pursuing Meaningful tasks, Living a passionate life, etc… are various components that RESULT in the experience known as HAPPINESS. I do not believe in the concept of “pursuing happiness;” I believe in the concept of “achieving” happiness. Lifestyle often plays the largest component in this equation.

  4. Happiness comes from within, one’s heart and mind, no individual or society can determine one’s happiness for them…follow one’s heart and one will not go wrong…. 🙂

    “Happiness is not determined by what’s happening around you, but rather what’s happening inside you. Most people depend on others to gain happiness, but the truth is, it always comes from within” John Spence

  5. Thank you for this post! It’s so true… happiness has become yet another “good-selling-concept”. So many advice on how to reach happiness and so many people who can really define it. Why? Because it means something different to everyone. And there’s this social pressure of being happy all the time. While I hope people can be happy and appreciate life as much as possible, I strongly believe that we all need those sad times to grow and develop because only when we are less “bouncy” we can really look inside and see what we need to change.

  6. We misuse the word “happiness,” just as we misuse the words “love” and “friendship.” When we feel that our lives have meaning and purpose and that we are working positively toward the fulfillment of our potential and contributing to a better world, that fills us with joy, which can sustain us through times of struggle and pain.

  7. Well said – another over used word in my opinion is “expert” – if there were actually
    as many “experts” in the world as those claiming to be there would be some notable

  8. Important message. More people need to just ‘be’ rather than chasing ‘happiness’ or any other thing they think will satisfy them and make them ‘happy’.

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