Everyone desires happiness. One who does not want is either a god or a mad man. Though happiness is a universal wish yet only few are lucky enough to acquire it. Different people have different ideas about the ways and means through which they can enjoy it.
As a matter of fact the meaning of happiness is generally misunderstood. Often people fail to differentiate between happiness and pleasure. Pleasure is short-lived while happiness is permanent and lasting. Pleasure is obtained by the satisfaction of desires while happiness is a matter of the sou.
Different people suggest different ways and means for getting happiness. Some people think that happiness can be achieved through wealth and worldly possessions. But if it were true then kings and millionaires would have been the only hapst people in the world.
We all are versed with the story of the king Midas whom even the golden touch failed to make happy.
Similarly it would be foolish to believe that authority and high position can provide you happiness and contentment.
A life of peace, satisfaction and contentment is essential for happiness.
One should be satisfied with what one has. Being jealous with other’s possession is bound to lead to discontentment and dissatisfaction.
Someone has rightly said,”Happy is the man, whose wish and care is a few paternal acres bound.”
Remember the prerequisites of being happy-be satisfied in whatever you have, follow some meditation regularly and live within your means. These tips will help you acquire gratification in your daily life.