The Pursuit of Happiness!!

There are some things money can’t buy for everything else there is Master card…

It is an oft repeated axiom that money cannot buy happiness. While this is certainly true, poverty will not buy happiness either.

We all want to have a good life; however the definition of a good life is imprecise. We all have different versions of the same thing.

A huge house, BMWs, Mercs, loads of money, designer clothes, expensive gadgets et al makes us happy but only for a short term. Life isn’t about only the materialistic possessions that we have. Imagine a life of luxury with no one to share it with, no one to talk to or to confide in, with no one around. Doesn’t it appear more like a curse? In the long run; relationships, family and friends are the only one who make us happy and self-contented. Our inner wealth is not just about what we have, but what we are content to live without.

Everyone has a key to happiness and it’s not as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack. We all have different definitions for it and just need to understand its significance.

Getting wet in the first rain showers
Sipping ginger tea on a chilly morning
Conversations with friends over a cup of coffee
Listening to your favorite music
Reading a book
Spending some time with the family

The list is never ending and is different for different people. Being happy is all about finding pleasures in the small things in life. It is what gets us going in the long run.
We tend to ignore their importance, however if they were not a part of us, we would be incomplete. As it is rightly said, live your day as if it were your last so that you don’t regret that you haven’t lived your life fully.

We all need a sense of purpose and belonging. These days, people are becoming more and more self-centered. They strive to earn more money not only to meet their basic needs but also to lead a luxurious life. Money is of prime importance and it is no doubt important. It helps you buy all the comforts in your life. The problem is that the pursuit of money is often confused with the pursuit of happiness. In a desperate attempt to achieve this, we cannot enjoy the moment at hand and are left empty handed in the end.  Every moment in the present is a memory for the future.

Our life is how we make it. We live in nuclear families and tend to concentrate more us on and less on others, we socialize less and are mostly stressed. We are so busy in our chase of earning more and more that we seldom cherish the things that we have. We often take our relationships for granted and do not understand their importance until it’s too late.

In order to make everyone happy, we live for others. We are being judged by someone or the other at home, at work almost everywhere. Living is about doing things that you love and doing it only for yourself. We need to understand our self, what we have and what we should be thankful for.

I am not asking anyone to be selfish but just trying to draw home the fact that we are the only one responsible for our happiness. We should learn to be content with what we have and appreciate the benefits of simplicity.