What Is Driving Your Happiness?



Happiness is a very subjective term and its meanings change radically from one person to another. For one it is money for the other it is peace of mind. It is true that some people are more with their lives than others, it should not be perceived as they are always happy. Every person experiences a range of emotions in their daily lives.

The important question is how you see a particular event? If something happens that was unexpected then how will you react to that situation? You may feel that it impedes you from reaching your goal or take it as an opportunity and learn from it even if you fail later on. The choice is yours while if you take the later one then it is certain that at least your mental health will not take a toll and you will have a certain level of satisfaction even if you failed to reach your goal.

It is also true that many people for most of the time cannot see apart from the negatives. It could happen due to several different reasons, for example, it may happen due to their socio-economic class. If they are lower down in the socio-economic strata then they will always have to face the bias nature of our capitalist society. It may turn them negative over time. Another example is that if a child is born to a dysfunctional family.

More often than not it is seen that these children accept that negativity is an integral part of their life and there is no way they could separate it from their lives. If you will take a closer look then you find that there are many things that still plagues modern society. This leads to a person being negative. Hence, in my opinion, we should not judge the person as negative or as the one who could not see opportunities in particular situations.

We should take a deep look into the background of the person and then proceed to advise them. From that person’s perspective, he would feel that he has at least someone who takes care of who he/she is. It signals that the person talking to them is genuinely interested and that will probably the starting point of their therapy.

I am not a mental health professional. These are just my take on the matter. Feel free to correct me down in the comments section.

“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”
― Mother Teresa

“The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
― Hunter S. Thompson

“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”
― Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    Big city or small town?

    • Big City
    • Small Town
  • Question of

    When you first meet someone new, are you more introverted or extroverted?

    • Introverted
    • Extroverted
  • Question of

    Are you more of an indoors or outdoors person?

    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
  • Question of

    Choose a signature fashion accessory?

    • Large Leather Bag
    • Sparkly Clutch
    • Warm Knit Cap
    • Chunky Necklace
    • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Question of

    When planning a dream vacation, what is your top priority?

    • Making sure you get enough ‘me’ time to relax and lay back
    • Having enough good food, drink, and social events to attend
    • Being able to go on outdoor hikes and recreational adventures
    • Whether or not there’s an opportunity to meet new and exciting people
    • How many family-friendly activities and fun group activities the location offers
  • Question of

    Pick your perfect set of wheels!

    • Pick-up Truck
    • Convertible
    • SUV
    • Volkswagen Bug
  • Question of

    Pick a pattern!

    • Stripes
    • Polka Dots
    • Plaid
  • Question of

    Which of the following is your favorite activity to do?

    • Meditate
    • Eat
    • Hike
    • Joke
    • Jog
  • Question of

    Choose a primary color!

    • Red
    • Blue
    • Yellow
  • Question of

    Which of these rare jobs would you like to have?

    • Party Planner
    • Wine Connoisseur
    • Meditation Guru
    • Safari Guide
    • Motivational Speaker
  • Question of

    How did you celebrate your last birthday?

    • With a big party.
    • With a small party.
    • I don’t celebrate birthdays.
    • I couldn’t celebrate it.
    • By spending my birthday money on bills.
    • Something else
  • Question of

    Have you considered going back to college?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Yes, but I can’t afford it.
    • Yes, but I just can’t.
    • Maybe, but I’m too old.
    • I’m in college!!
  • Question of

    How much time do you spend in your car every day?

    • A few minutes
    • About an hour
    • More than an hour
    • I don’t have a car
    • I don’t drive every day
  • Question of

    If you had the chance to take a two-week vacation tomorrow, where would you go?

    • Someplace romantic
    • Someplace fun
    • Someplace exotic
    • Someplace cheap
    • I’d just stay home and catch up on sleep
    • I don’t know
  • Question of

    Do you consider yourself to be lucky?

    • Not at all
    • Yes
    • Yes, but not in romance.
    • Yes, but not in money matters.
    • I make my own luck.

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