Pursuit of Happiness

What is happiness?? Is it a state, feeling, emotion...Or everything together. When I was little, I used to watch the movies portraying the well known 'American Dream' with people living in big houses, having a comfortable life, and lifestyle allowing you to travel and buy the things you want. When I grew up, I still kept thinking that once I can afford myself all the things I want - I will be happy, but now, after many years of crazy hustle in order to afford myself all those things that I wanted - I can confidently say, THINGS WILL NOT MAKE YOU HAPPY. Either it is a new iPhone 12, a new watch or the pair of expensive shoes that you believe would change your life forever - trust me, they will not make you happy...Well, maybe for a few hours, but the next day it would feel like you have always had those things and you'd need to start looking for another 'source' of happiness. If happiness was in acquisition or possession of certain items, then we'd perhaps all live surrounded by mountains of useless stuff. Therefore, in this article, I would like to share my opinion on what real happiness is.  As the person who tends to analyse everything, time-of-time I ask myself questions to reflect on the things and experiences that I like. Therefore, ask yourself with me " When I am the happiest or When do I feel like I am the most alive". I listed my answers to these questions and who knows, maybe you'd find yourself in it too. 🙂

  • I am happy when I am doing things I like. You have to do things that you are excited about. If you are keen to read about specific topics - then maybe you should consider doing something in life with it? If you are excited to work in a particular organisation - then perhaps there are the ways for you to get in there, by starting with an internship, for example? Maybe you want to start a business or YouTube channel - then start with the first draft of your ideas already tomorrow! Really, we live one life, and therefore it is super important to do things that you like in life. Even if people around keep saying to you " It's a bullshit - better focus on your study", when you believe in your idea and wanna try - go for it, do not listen to anyone, TRY. Better to try and fail, then not to and regret about it your whole life. 

  • I am happy when I am talking to my family members and friends. Often when I am walking somewhere, I am calling my granny and there is something that she always says when she picks up the phone " Is it a holiday today? You made me the happiest person in the world by calling" - the way she says it, I can feel her positive energy, despite staying a few thousand kilometres away. The same goes for other people I love. Often hearing someone's voice, instead of reading a text message, can make a day much brighter. When did you call your grandparents last time? Call them tonight, they'