Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness

With happiness being so easily attainable, why is it that so many people are walking around like zombies unhappy with their lives? Read the following article and see how you can increase your joy and implement true happiness in your every day life.

We all want it. We all crave it. We all yearn for it. We all seek it. This zest for life. This need for happiness. This need for love. With happiness being so easily attainable, why is it that so many people are walking around like zombies unhappy with their lives? Why is it that so many people are craving that zest for life? Why is it that so many people are finding it difficult to pursue real happiness?

Happiness is a beautiful thing. It’s a blessing to be quite honest. One filled with a lot of joy and euphoria. It brings pleasure to the soul and nurtures the spirit. Happiness gives you this wonderful desire to feel like you can achieve anything in the world and makes it that much more enjoyable doing so. The biggest question that I had to ask myself is, “Why are we trying to pursue happiness when happiness is all around us?

You see, a lot of times, especially due to the rise of social media, we have lost that sense of being content and truly happy. We have lost that sense of reality and developed a world that is sometimes even unrealistic. I can say this because it happened to me. I remember at one point in time when I was so busy connecting with others on a face-to-face level it was only natural that I was happy. See, as human beings, we crave social interaction and today we lack it. As connected as we are in the digital world, we are still very disconnected in the physical world. Therefore, we have more people comparing and contrasting their lives to keeping up with the Kardashians rather than living their own lives in the mere moment. As much as I love social media and the benefits in which it brings, this social platform can bring about more issues as to why we lack true happiness.

Now, for those of you who were like me, I had a very distant family growing up. I yearned to have this close knit bond with my family that I had seen others have with theirs. The problem was the more I wanted it, the more angry, the more bitter, the more sad I became. The more I involved myself in social media and vicariously living through other people. The more people pleasing I did, the more unhappy I was with my life. I mastered what a lot of us do today. We look happy on the outside but are secretly dying on the inside.

My family and I are still fairly distant but I have learned to accept my situation. See, the first part of attaining happiness is to accept your reality. It is allowing yourself to be at ease with knowing the very essence of your circumstances and accepting that everything is alright. I began to realize that happiness does not lie in the hands of others but rather within one’s self.

I started to grasp that happiness is not necessarily given, but comes in the form of a choice. You have to choose whether or not you want to be happy. And while life throws you lemons, you have to decide whether you are going to have sour lemons or make sweet lemonade.

Happiness is a choice. Love is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Choices that make the world go round and bring about peace, hope, and joy to mankind. Choices that can change the very dynamics of a person’s life to make a difference in another one’s and create a beautiful cascading effect that shows what true happiness can bring about.

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