Happiness is what most people refer to as the mental or emotional state of one person that is characterized by the positive feeling of satisfaction or contentment, joy and cheerfulness. We all now what this word means. I am pretty sure even a two year old can differentiate that he or she is feeling happy. No matter how many times we use this word or hear it from other people, the question is, do you really understand the real meaning of happiness? Does the thing you consider as happiness really equates to its real meaning? Is there only one true definition of this word?
You see, every person in the world has his or her own perspective of life. One may have a certain level that should be reached in order for him or her to know that she is already happy. For example, we get two kinds of individuals from different walks of life. One is a simple person living a normal life, which considers getting all his or her basic needs as a privilege. While the other is a person whom has a certain amount as savings, lives in a comfortable home and working with a stable job. If both these persons are given the chance to have a self managed superannuation funds free without doing anything they will surely react differently. For the first person, he or she will consider this as a dream come true, a once in a lifetime opportunity and is extremely happy with this chance to be able to get and secure a brighter future ahead of them. On the other hand, the second person will also be happy but not as happy as the first one as he or she can also afford this service considering his or her financial resources. People differ with their level of happiness as it depends on their current state of living. Some who are given the chance to do something that they’ve only dreamed off will scream their hearts and is 100% happy while the other is also happy but is at an average of maybe 70%- 80% only.
Even if we differ in our perspective and level of happiness, we surely are the same when it comes to this thought. We will never fully appreciate what happiness means if we ourselves have never experience sadness. If we are happy all the time, then our expectation or level of contentment is a lot higher making it even harder to achieve. Life is not perfect, we will surely experience a few bumps along the way, challenges and trials that are mind boggling, but at the end of the day, it only teaches us to appreciate the things we have around us. Never mind the material things, focus on the people who are there that will make you realize that what you have and share with them is something very special that no amount of money can ever buy.