Theory of Happiness

We still remember some of the memories of past. Our first trophy of excellence, the first bicycle, the day we fell in love and other numerous memories. A momentary thought of these open-eyed-reams bring a smile on our face and we desire to live those moments again. Isn’t it a bit weird that we in the present enjoy the past marjoram of happiness? With time and age, the ravishing fragrance of these past gaieties will surely tarnish away.

Happiness does not require a proficiency in keeping ourselves blissed out, rather being like a new born who can easily be made happy by infant toys. The Wikipedia defines happiness as “the mental state of well being characterized by positive emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy”. Surely for a common man, the state of felicity has nothing to do with the above jargons. In fact words may fall short if we begin to explain the true and hidden meaning of happiness. But on short note, happiness is like a philosopher’s stone. The one who touches it exults with joy and flies high above cloud nine.

But the present scenario reveals a different meaning of happiness for the today’s mortal being. For many of us, becoming a successful person, having a well settled life might be the means of happiness. We aim for acquisitive and object oriented happiness. No doubt that would make us happy and jolly, but till it persists. Human ideology to achieve things in short period of time has made them think mechanically. Happiness achieved by materialistic approach lasts for a short period of time and once it vanishes, we rejoice over them with our visualization.

12 muscles are required to smile, but it requires careless participation of every part of our body to mirth. Yes a careless attempt will make us free slack. Joviality is all about being happy and making others feel so too. Suppose you are the richest man on this planet; But what is the sole purpose of such comforts if we don’t have someone else to be a part of our triumph and to rejoice with us. It’s better to walk in air with someone holding our hand, who knows the importance of their company.

Happiness and sadness are two sides of a coin, and we as clever beings should welcome the happiness and let the doleful part pass on smoothly. The acceptance or recognition of happiness is there in us innately. We may not need to compare it with something to identify it. Be happy! Be blessed!

Vaishnav Thakur