Discovery of Happiness
(One) Money brings happiness. False. It may help or it may hinder. Some men
have sold the ir happiness, but no one was ever able to buy it.
(Two) That pleasure is the same as happiness. False. You can wear yourself
ragged in pursuit of pleasure and still wake up in dull despair.
(Three) That fame brings lasting happiness. False. They may not show but it is
true that most of the famous people were not really happy all the time.
(Four) That happiness must be found in far places. False again. We carry the
seeds of happiness within ourselves.
(Five) We should renounce the world to be truly happy. False. We must carry out
our duties with effic iency partic ipating in the progress of the world and welfare of our
family and friends and search for happiness.
Changing Perception with age
The perception of happiness changes with age. A child can be happy as soon as
his guardians attend to a few of his needs. As we grow older we want to get many more
things, many more successes and independently try for them. The following paragraphs
indicate some of the changing perceptions with age.
As a Child
When you were born, you were crying
And everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so at the end,
You'll also be smiling.
Very often, we consider childhood days to be a period of happiness. In reality, as
children we do not understand what happiness is. Under the protection of our parents, we
pass our days in a perpetual round of enjoyment, which undoubtedly gives us plea sure. It
is a common sight to see a small child crying and the grand mother telling the new
mother to feed the child as he has become hungry. The moment his hunger is satisfied
with mother‘s milk, he gives out a satisfied belch and either goes to sleep happy and