Living a happy life is all anybody has ever wanted to do. I’m almost positive that ever since the beginning of time, the small cells that started up in the Big Bang just wanted to live happy, cellular lives; they just wanted to eat, poop and be at peace. But why is that? Did God make it so that the ultimate happiness is one where you get to kick back with your feet up, eating grapes? Or is that the ultimate happiness because there were years of pre-historic humans running away from massive monsters, and these days we’ve got it pretty good. Regardless of how you feel on the manner, there are going to be situations in which you feel like you aren’t happy enough. Being happy is going to be somewhat of a hard thing to explain, because happiness is different for all of us. Some of you reading this are going to be at your happiest when you’re home with pets, or sky-diving; maybe even doing laundry is one of your favorite past times.
Living a happier life is going to depend on who you are as a person, so take a list down of all the stuff you’ve ever wanted to accomplish. At this point, you can look at the list and check that stuff off as you move on through life; it can be hard to see just how much we’ve actually accomplished ourselves, unless you keep track of it all. To me, happiness came in the form of owning my own business. I had dreamed of owning a business by myself for many years, and when the opportunity came around, I was definitely going to take it. I was given a chance to invest in a small company, an as the years moved on, I was able to climb that corporate ladder. People would look to me for help with their work, and I loved helping others, but I didn’t feel satisfied. I didn’t feel happy, because I was still working for a boss – and I had always wanted to be my own boss.
The moment that the company was actually mine, was the second I realized this wasn’t what true happiness was. I had everything I wanted, and I still felt somewhat empty; it wasn’t until I met my wife and had our son that I found true happiness. It’s going to vary according to the individual, but finding happiness is essentially finding your passion and pursuing it. If that doesn’t make you happy, I guess you could just try and have some kids to see if that gets anything spinning for you. All jokes aside, happiness is a key component of life, and you cannot refuse yourself that privilege. Happiness will change the way you approach your daily routine, and that’s something you can only experience through your own set of eyes.
We all want to be happy, but things really aren’t as simple as they seem.