What is happiness to you?

@shilpa_p (198)
India
June 10, 2008 1:30pm CST
What do you think makes people happy?are you a person who loves making other people happy at the expense of your own?moreover,is happiness external or internal?I believe happiness sometimes lies in external things;but the truth is that happiness lies within each of us-we just need to show it more without waiting for reasons to do so--do you agree?Have you ever been through a rough time and still had a smile on your face?i believe you experience happiness in its true sense.
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5 responses
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
Real happiness can only be found internally. When you look for external reasons for happiness you will just be sowing the seeds for unhappiness too because the reasons to be unhappy are more plentiful in the external world. If one is capable of being internally happy then he will be happy no matter what happens externally. Seeing a pretty girl smile at you can make you deliriously happy but when she smiles more sweetly at another guy your own happiness will fly out the window and jealousy and envy will take their place.
@Ezbon03 (22)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
Happiness is the ultimate realization that everything was, and is,exactly as it should be.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
10 Jun 08
Hi shilpa, Happiness does come from within. We see some people who are happy with the bare necessaries of life, while others are unhappy in the midst of plenty. Blessings.
• United States
10 Jun 08
People seem to be happy when they feel like their lives are complete. Meaning they've reached their goals of every day living and such. When you are working in the career that you enjoy. That's happiness. Creating the family that you've always wanted. That's happiness. Or falling in love with your perfect person. That's happiness. So being happy comes in all forms.
@praveenjena (1304)
• India
10 Jun 08
hello shilpa, happiness to me is a feeling that come from within and gives me immense joy. happiness to me making my loved ones happy even though i may or may not be happy. it is something like enjoying the company of the loved and dear ones... seeing them smile and happy. it is an internal feeling that only the one experience it knows. anyways have a good day.