What is the source of true happiness?

Where does happiness come from?

For a long time that was my silent puzzle. It goes on in my head when alone with my thought.

“What brings lasting happiness?”


Initially, I thought it was in things:

  • Cars
  • Girls
  • Money
  • Clothes
  • Houses

Things that seem to make life pretty cool to live.

Having a golf course, a Ferrari, going on vacation …

But as I watched the lives of those who seem to have all these going, I found out I was wrong.

Happiness is not in getting what you want.


True happiness is not in getting what you want.

Yes, you want money, cars, girls, vacation, parties, drinks, …

Unfortunately, if you seek it in those things, you won’t get it.

The pleasure they give is a mirage. It doesn’t last.

It leaves the seeker poorer than before he possesses them.


There one thing I got wrong while searching for happiness.

And because I got it wrong, happiness always eludes me.


True happiness is not in getting_ Happiness is in becoming.

When it dawned on me, I was set free and happiness found me.

I found happiness was in growth and not in possessions.

  • Honing my craft so my words could penetrate deep into the heart of men.
  • Reading the books so I can see look at life from a different angle
  • Go to the movies so I can appreciate the diversity and beauty of art.
  • Spend some time in the woods, so I can appreciate the wonders of nature.

That’s what brought the lasting joy of life to me.

Growth

Becoming a better person than you are now.

Men and women constructed their wellbeing through productive activities.

There is no human nature except that which we create through work.

Work not only transforms the environment by building bridges across rivers and cultivating barren plains; it also transforms the worker from an animal guided by instincts into a conscious, goal-oriented, skillful person.

That’s where I found the happiness I once sought in things.

I found I was the source of my happiness.

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