what brings you real happiness in life?
November 20, 2010 6:54am CST
I sometimes wonder i qhave everything in life i wanted but i dont have anything i need.I have pretty dresses to wear, cool shoes to walk,lovely books to read and good food to eat but do i have good friends who can take care of me? love from all my relatives? human values? These important things are losing its value day by day.These are the things that get us real happiness but unfortunately we look for happiness from worldly things.
20 Nov 10
Hello babblu14! You are right, real happiness does not come from material things. Sometimes we feel happy when we acquired a lot of money or even clothes, car and a house but overall, this kind of happiness is fleeting, it will eventually die out. You can measure real happiness when you are with your loved ones, no material things can ever exchange the love and happiness that you share with these people. Cheers!
• United States
25 Nov 10
One of my favorite quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson expresses what a successful life is: "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of hones critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."