How can you say a person is happy.

Philippines
March 25, 2010 10:50am CST
On my way home, I can still vividly remember a couple laughing out loud while walking. They were both blinds. I was just wondering why these couple with their disability still seems to be happier than other people who are normal and in their car but with a sour face.
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@phoenix8606 (4978)
25 Mar 10
well, easy. if he is smiling and he is in a good mood then I know that this person is really happy!
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• Philippines
26 Mar 10
Eeeeeeaaaaasy. That's it of course as you said it, smiling so he is happy. He he he I'm happy too while reading your response. Hope you are also happy, have a nice day and tnx for replying.
@meticulo (1286)
• United States
26 Mar 10
Hi there phoenix! Sorry but I don't agree that when someone is smiling, it means he is happy. There are those who just smile just for the sake of it. Or just to please someone even though in real life he is suffering a lot. But I respect your opinion, we all see things in a different light. Stay happy!
@meticulo (1286)
• United States
26 Mar 10
There is no measurement for happiness. I guess a person can be truly happy if he is contented with what he has whether it is enough or not. If the blind couple had a great happy time together, why can't we normal people, right? But it's not as simple as that. Even rich people had their own share of sadness. Their problems maybe even be worst than us. So being rich does not guarantee a person to be happy. I guess happiness in it's true meaning is when you obtain the highest level of pleasure your heart could not understand. I guess it's the priceless time you've shared with your love ones. The laughter and sharing makes it wonderful. It could not compare to richness and extravagance in material things. It's the feeling of contentment deep down in someone's heart. That not even problems can interfere with that feeling. I can say I am happy right now. Are you too donclaudio? Happy mylotting!
• Philippines
26 Mar 10
Tnx for giving your well expressed opinion. I'm happy to inform you that I'm contented with my life thus I'm HAPPY. God Bless and have a happy Mylotting day
@Ramsesxlll (1436)
• Finland
25 Mar 10
Their disability makes them appreciate positive things easier than what some people would who don't have any disability would. Btw...How didn't they walk under a bus or something? Did they have a dog? Happy myLotting
• Philippines
26 Mar 10
Acceptance maybe is the keyword to happiness. I do believe that its hard to be blind but as you said disability makes them to be more positive thinker. You will be amazed how blind people here in my country lives. many of them are unguided walking along with their sticks. they also ride public conveyances alone and pay the exact fare by mere touching their money bills and coins.
@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
25 Mar 10
my mom always tells me that in simplicity, happiness is sought more easily compared to a life of luxury... I think it's easier for simple people to be happy and appreciate life with its simple gifts...
• Philippines
26 Mar 10
I do agree with you, the simple life you have, much easy to appreciate happiness. Just by reading your reply makes me think that you are a happy person. Continue to be simple.... happy girl. tnx
@laglen (19782)
• United States
25 Mar 10
why in the world should blind people be unhappy. I think maybe you are not sure where happiness comes from. It comes from deep inside. Look at the bright side, the blind can't see the ugliness. The deaf cant hear people b*tching. I don't think of these as disabilities, maybe they are blessings?
• Philippines
25 Mar 10
Maybe your right in the sense that if you will not see and hear bad things, you will not be affected and not be sad. But how about your feelings? Being blind is a blessing?. . . . Maybe! ! !