Discovery of Happiness
As an Adult you are responsible not only for your happiness but also of others
who are dependent on you. These are family members as well as your subordinates in
job. You also shoulder responsibility as a member of the society and your organization
(inc luding the department if you are a government servant) to provide happiness to those
who are affected by your actions.
As a Se nior Citize n
Happiness in old age have more to do with attitude. Optimism and effective
coping styles seem to be more important to successful aging. A positive self-perception
about aging can get over even the low level of health and the presence of diseases. It was
also found that people who spent time each day socializing, reading or participating in
other hobbies rated their aging satisfaction higher.
'We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop
playing. There are only four secrets to staying young. These are being generally happy,
achieving success in our endeavor, to laugh and find humor every day and finally to have
a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around
who are dead and don't even know it! There is a huge difference between growing older
and growing up. If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don't do
one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and
stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn e ighty-eight. Anybody can grow
older. That doesn't take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding
opportunity in change. Have no regrets. The following lines, sent by a friend to me,
indicate this vividly.
First I was dying to complete my schooling and go to a college. And then I was
dying to finish college education and start working. Then I was dying to marry and have
children. And then I was dying for my children grow old enough and get on with the ir
life. But soon enough I was dying to retire. And now I am dying and suddenly I realized
that I FORGOT TO LIVE.