Today 20 March, is the International Day of Happiness.
Someone asked this question:
And this was my answer:
Happiness is a state of mind. Many people mistakenly think that only when they have the things they desire, then they can be happy. This type of happiness is a very shallow feeling because they depend on certain desires being met in order to be happy. Once they got the things, their happiness begins to subside. It is just like the law of diminishing returns. These things cannot give us sustained happiness. Then the search for happiness starts again, a vicious cycle.
I try to maintain a mental state of happiness, without depending on external conditions. Of course if external conditions are favorable, it is easier for me to remain happy. The challenge is to remain happy without seeking external conditions, without depending on them.
Here is the most important message about happiness. One's health status is dependent on one's mental condition. A state of real mental happiness will strengthen one's immune system, and help one to remain healthy. If one is always unhappy, one is prone to get sick.
So be happy without condition.
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