Happiness Essay

268 words - 2 pages

Pursuit of Happiness
Happiness can be defined by everyone differently. Everyone I know says they are on a path seeking happiness but they can never truly define it, or their path toward it. So how do they know they are happy? Is it just a mind set?
Being happy cannot be measured with wealth or possession of objects. A new mansion, expensive clothing, or a new ...view middle of the document...

Having material possessions is just a mental distraction of the mind avoiding pain. Attaining perfect happiness would be achieved if only I could avoid all pain. Pain is what counter acts happiness, yet without pain we could never feel a sense of happiness.
To me, being happy is attaining goals and always striving to go further. It gives me a sense of purpose. A sense of sanctification, which in a way equates to happiness. An example of me attaining happiness would be going to college and getting a job after graduating. Having a goal and a plan and knowing I could be something bigger makes me happy enough to move on. Yet, there is no such thing as “perfect happiness”. I say that because one can ever be perfectly happy with what they have done and what they want to do. There is always bumps in my life that make unhappy again. So I believe being happy is simply just a state of mind that it always changing. It's a never ending cycle in the pursuit of happiness.

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