Defining happiness these days isn't easy. It doesn't seem to follow what we have always thought would make us happy. Alot of us were just happy go lucky people, not a care in the world. We were carefree and unconcerned about what was going on around us.
What is it that we are searching for these days of discontentment? Money, great job, credit cards, big house with big mortgage, new vehicles parked in that 3 or 4 car garage, all the best clothes that credit cards can buy, kids going to the best schools and colleges, great cruises and vacations, yachts, etc.? It seems to me that we sure supported the economy then, now; what does all of this mean to you? If you had to pick just one, what would you choose? They say that money can't buy happiness, but I see one that could give some hope for your future.
Maybe we should expend more of our time and energy on what we can do to achieve happiness, instead of what we can't do. We sometimes are our own worst enemy. I know that I can open mouth, insert foot more oft than not. There is so much negativism in this country, that people are starting to feel guilt if they show any happiness. Everyone should decide for themselves what happiness means for them, and work toward achieving it.
Whatever will make you happy, go for it. If it is money, decide how to achieve that goal; or whatever it might be. Smile a little, laugh a little, it is all healthier than not. With the techno gadgets and vast internet at our disposal, your ideas can be reached by millions of people.
I myself get caught up in what I call the bad news bears. I find myself stressing, getting upset, depressed and angry. I will take a step back from it, and find that it is time for some articles far removed from the current events. I have taken to the art of food and all its' flavors, to writing some thought provoking articles; such as this one.
What would make you happy?