Happiness: made or earned?

Philippines
February 28, 2012 7:48am CST
What makes you happy? is it the things around you ? or your perception about happiness?
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8 responses
@Metatronik (5911)
• Pasay, Philippines
6 Mar 12
I think happiness is being earn especially when someone you love is there with you. Happiness is it when somebody inspires and motivate you to become more strong and must have positive outlook in life.
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
1 Mar 12
I think that a little bit of both as it turns out. There are times where we can't just wait around. We cannot just wait and wait for happiness to fall right into our lap. We have to really find a way to make our own happiness for it will not just stumble and bumble right into our arms. We do have to seize the moment, make the happiness, really do what we can to really just do what we want to do. And it will be a rather fun and glorious thing. But really when do make our happiness, it is earned in some ways. There are just times where we are going to find a lot of effort to find the happiness. A lot of sad moments, a lot of busted hopes, before happiness is really just found in any time of the day. Something that does put a smile right on my face. Happiness is really all about perception in many ways, what we make in life and also much about what we earn. And just tapping into those things we enjoy in life.
@otoman (42)
• Philippines
29 Feb 12
well, my dog makes me happy.......joke. the very important thing that makes me happy is my family, and also my friends who make me laugh everyday.
@velvet53 (16489)
• Palisade, Colorado
28 Feb 12
My happiness starts with being alive and seeing the beauty around me. I feel that from there I can make my own happiness and receive happiness frim ithers around me. Happiness is what you make it and as you see and feel it. Little things make me very happy.
@GemmaR (8526)
28 Feb 12
I think that it is both made and earned. At the end of the day, we are all responsible for our own happiness as individuals, but at the same time it is something that we have to earn as well. One of the main things that our happiness depends on is whether we are nice to other people or not, because them being nice back to us is something that is going to make us happy. I am always nice to people as it makes me feel as though they're going to be better to me in return, so in a way we do have to earn our own happiness.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
28 Feb 12
It may be a cliche, but I do believe that happiness is a state of mind. It's how you look at things, and your perception of them will dictate whether you want to feel good and happy, or bad or distressed, about any situation. That being said, happiness could be made or earned, again, depending or how you look at it.
@eunife (165)
• Philippines
28 Feb 12
it is the things around me that makes me happy. simple things like my daughter's smile and laughter, my husband's caring words, hugs and kisses, my family's encouraging and supportive advice, my student's appreciation of what i do for them, etc ... simple things that money cannot buy. those are the things that make me happy. it is something i don't intend or plan to feel but i can feel it in my heart. sometimes, i perceive happiness to be different from what i really feel. i thought a good paying job can make me happy, but then i was wrong. it is the fulfillment that comes with it. i thought i will be happy if i could get anything that i want but i was wrong again. it the after effect that matters. i may not get what i want but i am still happy if it is for the good of my love ones.
@erjnsimon (1191)
• Makati, Philippines
28 Feb 12
we are all happy because of the things around us. However, we don't have the same level and type of happiness because of our different perception about being happy. In addition, happiness can not earned, it was being spent.