Happiness is nothing but state of contentment-DiscussEveryone wants to be happy always. But still no one says he or she is perfectly happy. If they are asked what the concept of happiness they have is and how they are going to achieve then they will be confused. Most of us can include ourselves in that group.
However we all say that we like our childhood as the best time. Just watch a small child. It is happy almost always. It becomes happy on getting a chocolate or candy, on getting a new toy, or on getting new dress. A small child is happy when its parents or siblings are around and they play with it. It feels happy when it is fed on getting hungry or when it plays with friends. In short, a child is happy on anything and everything occurring around it or to it even the daily routine matters.
But when we grow into adults, we are in search of happiness. We are no happier with those things and features that made us happy when we were children.
Where is the fault? We simply do not know how to be happy. What is wrong to be happy even now eating a candy or buying a new dress? Why can't we be happy when with our parents or siblings? We are not happy on these because we do not feel contented with all these, but yearn for something unspecific. That is the basic mistake we commit.
Happiness really comes from being content. Unfortunately we are wrongly trained or taught that to be contented is the death of creativity and further activity. Not at all. Contentment is that point when we feel that we do need that anymore for ourselves. It does not necessary kill creativity and working for more. Whatever we get from then on is meant for others sake. From the point of contentment, as we are happy, our aim is to make others also happy. We then live for others as we are already contented and so happy.
Whether you agree or disagree, please discuss.