What is true happiness? I wonder about this emotion that seems to elude so many people these days. It’s like everyone you meet, talk to, hear about, has some sad story about their life. It is so depressing to hear about all that is happening in the world and even moreso, closer to home. How can one accomplish true happiness in life? Happiness lately seems to be defined by how much money you make, where you live, what kind of car you drive or the kind of clothes you wear. The school your children go to, the school your child passed for in the GSAT exams, the extra-curricular activities your children are involved in. How many women a man can sleep with, how much money a woman can get a man to give her. How thin you are, how long your hair is, if you can afford to get your hair and nails done every week. The list just goes on and on and on.
But … how does a person define happiness in their own life? One must not live solely by the double standards set by society. Happiness is about 101% contentment, seeing the silver lining behind the cloud in every situation, peace of mind and joy beyond a thousand words.