Happiness Essay

762 words - 4 pages

  The
 analysis
 of
 various
 themes
 of
 happiness
 started
 out
 on
 an
 individual
 level
  where
 we
 all
 identified
 what
 made
 each
 one
 of
 us
 happy.
 Following
 this,
 we
  discussed
 these
 themes
 of
 happiness
 in
 a
 group
 of
 two,
 and
 subsequently
 in
 a
  group
 of
 9.
 
 At
 the
 end
 of
 the
 discussion,
 many
 themes
 turned
 out
 to
 be
 common
  to
 most
 of
 us,
 while
 some
 themes
 stood
 out
 and
 were
 characteristic
 to
 certain
  individuals
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 Many
 of
 us
 felt
 that
 some
 of
 the
 happiest
  moments
 of
 our
 life
 were
 when
 we
 saw
 our
 family
 beaming
 with
  happiness
 and
 joy,
 and
 it
 got
 even
 better
 if
 we
 were
 the
 reason
 for
 that
  feeling.
 
 Moreover,
 some
 of
 us
 felt
 that
 even
 the
 happiest
 moments
 of
 our
  lives
 were
 incomplete
 without
 the
 presence
 of
 our
 closest
 group
 of
  friends.
 For
 instance,
 one
 of
 our
 group
 members
 said
 that
 every
 time
 she
  accomplished
 something
 worthwhile,
 the
 first
 person
 she
 called
 was
 her
  mother
 and
 nothing
 gave
 her
 more
 happiness
 than
 the
 tone
 of
 satisfaction
  in
 her
 mother’s
 voice.
 To
 sum
 it
 up,
 happiness
 and
 success
 is
 real
 only
  when
 it
 is
 shared
 with
 your
 loved
 ones.
 
  • “INDULGENCE”
 –
 This
 term
 is
 often
 used
 in
 a
 negative
 sense
 and
 it
 might
  be
 true,
 but
 most
 of
 our
 group
 members
 agreed
 that
 indulging
 in
 certain
  activities
 made
 them
 happy.
 
 Some
 members
 derived
 happiness
 out
 of
  materialistic
 things
 like
 shopping,
 buying
 fancy
 gadgets,
 partying
 while
  some
 were
 content
 with
 deriving
 happiness
 from
 simpler
 things
 like
  listening
 to
 good
 music,
 watching
 tasteful
 cinema,
 playing
 video
 games,
  relishing
 good
 food
 or
 just
 lazing
 around
 and
 sleeping
 all
 day.
 
  • “TO
 LOVE
 WHAT
 YOU
 DO
 AND
 DO
 WHAT
 YOU
 LOVE”
 –
 Moving
 over
 to
  something
 more
 idealistic,
 our
 group
 came
 to
 a
 conclusion
 that
 pursuing
  something
 you
 are
 passionate
 about
 can
 also
 be
 a
 noteworthy
 source
 of
  happiness.
 
 While
 some
 individuals
 in
 our
 group
 were
 passionate
 about
  pursuing
 their
 intellectual
 interests
 like
 learning
 physics,
 philosophy
 &
  ethics,
 history
 or
 engineering,
 some
 were
 passionate
 about
 playing
  certain
 musical
 instruments
 or
 fitness.
 The
 definition
 of
 passion
 is
 unique
  to
 all,
 but
 the
 happiness
...

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