Monday, June 4, 2007

.: I Believe ... :.

I believe we place our happiness in other people's hand...

What does this word happiness means to you?

Encarta defines happiness as :

happy [ háppi ] (comparative happier, superlative happiest)

1. feeling pleasure: feeling or showing pleasure, contentment, or joy.Happy smiling faces
2. causing pleasure: causing or characterized by pleasure, contentment, or joy.A happy childhood
3. satisfied: feeling satisfied that something is right or has been done right.Are you happy with your performance?
4. willing: willing to do something.I'd be only too happy to help.
5. fortunate: resulting unexpectedly in something pleasant or welcome.A happy coincidence
6. tipsy: slightly drunk ( informal )
7. used in greetings: used in formulae to express a hope that somebody will enjoy a special day or holidayHappy birthday!
8. too ready to use something: inclined to use a particular thing too readily or be too enthusiastic about a particular thing ( used in combination ) trigger-happy

The synonyms of happiness includes : Felicity, Blessedness, Bliss

Many believe that happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external circumstances.

In the great words of Aristotle - "Happiness depends upon ourselves."

Then why is it so often the case that we place our own happiness in other people's hands?

Why is it so that the choice for us to either be happy or not, no longer becomes a choice?

It is indeed difficult for one to seperate it all, and say that they "choose" to be happy, therefore they are

Our lifes are more often than not affected with the people that walks in and out of life.

Sometimes, happiness (and sadness) is not a matter or choice, but rather an influence of the people around you.

It's a battle, I guess, a constant struggle, to place ones happiness in one's own hands.

We hold it to be a self-evident truth, that all men are endowed with the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness......
Thomas Jefferson

But then again,

Some pursue happiness, others create it....

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