Happiness Or Joy Mean To You...

@visavis (5945)
Philippines
July 21, 2012 3:20pm CST
Are there any differences between happiness and joy? Are both possible present in a life of a person? If you are happy, is it possible you have no joy? Why? In my opinion being happy - I just feel it in that moment or situation. However, if you are joy means you are satisfied and contented in that situation. Share to us your view about this...
5 responses
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Jul 12
only in degrees I think visavis havce not seen you arou nd lately. happy is a moderate degree of Joy b ut if I won the Publishers Clearing HOuse sweepstakes I would be hap py and over jopyed both as that money wo uld help me out of a sticky wicket of licving here where I really do not much like it.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
Yeah Hatley litte bit not really active here. as i said later in my other response being happy is temporal or on that moment might be but joy is a feeling of long last because your joy is from within - and you are ready to face whatever situation is to come..
@bloodmask (590)
• India
22 Jul 12
What most people desire is happiness and not joy. Joy resolves your problem for a shorter period of life may be just a moment. Like while playing games, you en-joy your game. You score you en-joy. You join with a community to en-joy that feeling with others. That gives you a feeling of pleasure for a moment. What happiness means is a prolonged effect. Well human desire happiness, Rich wants love to be part of their life so they donate their goods which give love from their people, and that love stays for long, even if you die. A middle class citizen wants to pursue happiness with his hard effort, have a happy family life which is still prolonged. And finally a poor wants to have bread, shelter and clothes as their happiness which are still prolonged.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
Thanks to your response... Tell me if this is correct. Im happy in the birthday party of my friend. Meaning your happy in the moment in that birthday party, then after that birthday you are lonely because you remember you have problem the tendency is happiness gone. while if you have joy because you meet in the party your friends and you share something to them even you have problem of your own. After that the tendency of being joy is still there because you are aware of that situation and you can handle it naturally..
• India
22 Jul 12
You will not be happy for going to friend birthday, you are happy because you are meeting a dear friend. And he is happy that you came to his birthday. While you go to party to not meet friends but to have relaxing time, a fun time, means you are searching for joy. A short moment of life that will stretch your body, and back to work.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
Oh you define such feeling in different way as I do also - so this is difficult to meet in the middle.. I think we need somebody to make any definition about the two.. thanks..
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
21 Jul 12
Both words translated in my language mean different things. The word "joy" translated means something you feel in one single moment or one single day, you feel great, full of pleasure, satisfied, pleased. It's the moment like when you had luck about something you wanted for a very long time and you have it already - this is a moment for you to feel joy. Happiness is another thing. Happy in our language means that you are having all done the way you wanted it and you feel good because of it. General things in your life are fixed or go well and it's all so great about you that you feel only positive emotions. For me there is difference between both things. Being full of joy because of a great moment in your life doesn't mean that all of your life is going in the direction you wanted it to go. You might feel a great joy now, when you see a small decorative, very nice, kind and sweet puppy, but when the moment pass and when you move on with your daily stuff and you see that nothing goes well, how can you be happy?
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
thanks to your wonderful response and agree about it.. but do you believe that happiness might be temporary while joy might be permanent because you are joy whether in bad and good things - little bit wierd right.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
22 Jul 12
I am not sure. We always may find something which cause joy, but usually the problems pop up first instead of the happy things happening in our life. For me joy is a moment thing, happiness is a circle of moments full of satisfaction in all of the meanings of this word.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
How we can settle this because for me joy is permanent even in bad time while happines is just temporal and in that situation only.. Any suggestion?
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
24 Jul 12
I don't know how to explain the difference between these two but if you want me to choose between joy and happiness I would prefer joy as it is long lasting. These happy and joy are both positive emotions so if we could have both that would be awesome!Overall let us be happy and joy with the life~(^^)
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
Hello my friend long time no news here about you or only now I see you in this discussion. Thank you for your response and I beleive your right that joy is for everlasting compare to being happy. Which others are diffirent their known about the two...
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
25 Jul 12
Hello! I am always here responding to some other friends' discussions.(^^) Since it is possible for someone to be happy but don't feel joy then it's better to choose joy over the other one.(^^)
@czhey21 (55)
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
Joy- An unexpected jolt of happiness in ones life. Happiness- Deep and warm, filling every pour of your existence.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
Ok do you think which of the two can buy by money...