Every act we perform, places we visit, people we meet or things we buy has just one ulterior motive, happiness. Happiness is the most important thing for us as a human. But most of us are eluded from the concept of acquiring happiness and some have created a lot of mess in their minds regarding the concept of happiness and how to achieve it. It’s time to clear our minds regarding the most important thing in our lives and that is happiness.
People have confused their minds and have mistaken happiness for pleasure. Pleasure is something you get in the short-term and suffer in the long-term. But happiness is something you suffer in the short-term but get greater rewards in the long-term.
What is pleasure and what is happiness:
- In social gatherings: Pleasure is to wear make-up and look young just for the party you are going to attend but happiness is putting hours exercising and sweating to look young and healthy from inside as well as outside.
- In act of greatness: If you are performing an act of greatness just for the sake of getting some praise and getting recognition then that’s a pleasure. Pleasure always begs for praise. But Happiness is independent. It doesn’t demand recognition or praise. It just values greatness just because it deserves it.
- In love: Pleasure values the outer beauty and the shallowness in a relationship. But happiness comes when you give priority to the values like honesty, integrity, and love. It is about depth in a relationship.
True Happiness doesn’t involve quick fixes. It takes massive actions.
Okay, you know what’s happiness and what’s a pleasure. Now let’s dig deep down and focus on how happiness comes and how to design our lives in a way that more happiness comes in our lives.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Let’s face the fact. Happiness comes from taking action in the right direction. Happiness is hard. It comes from suffering. Now you might be thinking “Hey no! people do meditation and they are peaceful and are happy with their lives and everything they have.”…