Posting in a not so personal way about stuff I see everyday.
The question for today isn’t: “Can we achieve happiness on our own?”, the question is, “Do we want to achieve happiness on our own?”
Happiness is only real when shared... so no we dont want to and no we cant ... #justsaying
No, I don't think it's fun to be happy on your own. But having said that, you first have to be genuinely happy within yourself to be able to spread it and not be put down because so many other people are not. Life is sooooooo short! :-)
I agree with Abir. Happiness cannot exist without other people. Otherwise you are seeking only physical satisfaction. Happiness is the end of all our goals according to Aristotle and I realy dont want to recall what I wrote about in Philo so I'll leave it here :p
Yeah I thought so hehe
happiness, alone, exists but in a cocoon... not fully explored . as if it was in 2Dit only goes 3D when shared , and that additional dimension is added by the other reflecting our rays of happiness ... which translates, in a way, that the will of achieving it with company, is a form of selfishness, cz it's the way to achieve it fully ...If someone thinks otherwise , shed the light on the "how to" maybe i'll give it a try
We are social animals. To have a life, we invest ourselves in the life of others. We each have our way of finding our peace of mind, our own well-being. And I don't think we exist in isolation of our environments, our surroundings, this earth we live on, this world. We are just one piece of a very big puzzle. We need to connect with something, someone...
I know I won't be welcome to read here very soon. So I'd just like to say I've enjoyed every word, always, ever since 2006. Also, this answers your above question.. : )G.
ok i think i'm gonna repeat what has been said. but i can't not comment.this is the biggest question anyone can ask themselves. after all happiness is sought by everyone. it's easy to be happy on our own. it can be achieved. and it's nice. but it'll be dull after a while.the challenging part that keeps one going is being able to share this happiness with your social entourage or a special someone.most things are appreciated and admired and feel more important when shared and when an other party witnesses them.
Definitely, definitely. It's called MDMA.
there is a difference between sharing your happiness with somebody, and somebody that makes you happy. My 2 cents
So ghassan you think happiness can be achieved on our own.. yet you didn't elaborate on whether we want to or not, meaning, the wanting to share it, is no longer about becoming happy, it's a different thing?
What I am trying to say is that happiness is a state of mind. It HAS to start on an individual level. Accepting who you are and what you are is a necessary step if you want to be happy. Sure you can have a few enhancements on the way, loose a few kilos, pluck your eyebrows, redesign your nose, … These are cosmetics, literally, they do not change your course, they may simply make it a bit more comfortable. Happiness, like misery, will radiate, that is why we like company. We like sharing other people's happiness. While it is nice to have people to share your happiness with, it is really not a necessity. You need to be happy first, then seek someone to share your happiness with, not look for happiness by seeking "a" someone. I do not want to write a thesis about the subject, so I hope I managed to clarify my point. BTW my best recipe for happiness is to accept who you are, make the best of what you have, and never ever loose touch with the child inside you.
I love what you just wrote ghassan :) thank you for this
+1 Abzyy ... nothing elese to add.