A car is gifted by a rich father to her daughter's 18 birhday but she is not happy because she wants to buy a scootie. So it proves that happines lies within ourself because the desires of matter is coming out of us , it's we who are controlling our happiness. It's about priorities but people say that what happiness does a poor man can have? Well thats wrong he could have all happiness with things he have all we have to be closed and withdrawn:)
I believe happiness is in how an individual sees the world and how they react on things we encounter in our daily lives. Everything comes from the depths of our consciousness. We ourselves, regardless if we have control over it, decide if we're happy or not. There are people whom are able to smile as though it's Christmas day everyday even when their homes are built with sticks and knots. There are also those who, despite having all the luxuries of our world, are still not able to summon the joy which they are looking lusting for.
Yes. If a person can be happy for someone else’s good fortune instead of being jealous. Can you find humor in an otherwise dull existence? When getting home to loved ones is valued more than a paycheck. Do you feeling good just because the sun is warm on your face. Being happy with what you have, rather than what you don’t have, that’s happiness from within.
Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. A variety of biological, psychological, religious and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources. Various research groups, including positive psychology, are employing the scientific method to research questions about what "happiness" is, and how it might be attained.
Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion. Happiness in this sense was used to translate the Greek Eudaimonia, and is still used in virtue ethics. There has been a transition over time from emphasis on the happiness of virtue to the virtue of happiness.
The 2012 World Happiness Report stated that in subjective well-being measures, the primary distinction is between cognitive life evaluations and emotional reports. Happiness is used in both life evaluation, as in “How happy are you with your life as a whole?”, and in emotional reports, as in “How happy are you now?,” and people seem able to use happiness as appropriate in these verbal contexts. Using these measures, the World Happiness Report identifies the countries with the highest levels of happiness.
Research has produced many different views on causes of happiness, and on factors that correlate with happiness, but no validated method has been found to substantially improve long-term happiness in a meaningful way for most people.
Sonja Lyubomirsky concludes in her book The How of Happiness that 50 percent of a given human's happiness level is genetically determined (based on twin studies), 10 percent is affected by life circumstances and situation, and a remaining 40 percent of happiness is subject to self-control.
The results of the 75-year Grant Study of Harvard undergraduates show a high correlation of loving relationship, especially with parents, with later life wellbeing