何以定义福气 How to Define Happiness
When I was small, my parents always told me that I must study hard, so that I would make a lot of money and could live a happy life. To my parents, they think happiness means the bright future and money. But now as I grow up, I keep thinking about what is happiness, my recognition about happiness is very different from my parents’.
In my eye, the meaning of happiness is very simple, it could be the small things which makes me satisfied. When I make programs in my study, I make my goal come true, I am so proud of myself, it is a happy moment for me. When I stay with my family, I talk to them and they are willing to listen to my words, we communicate happily, I am so happy about it. Well, happiness is such easy for me to touch, because I am so easy to be satisfied.
If people tell me that they don’t feel happy, I would say that they want too many things and never satisfied with the things they have. The true happiness is to have less desire.
What is happiness?
Different people have different ideas.Some people are rich; they think they are happy.Other people have many friends,so they feel happy.Still others are happy because their lives are meaningful.Happiness attracts everyone.For children,happiness often suggests eating something good or playing with toys.For a stamp collector,stamps bring more delight than meals.And for a scientist,a discovery or an invention rather than anything else gives him greatest satisfaction.
There was once a beggar who was always happy.The king saw him and wondered why he was so happy because he was so poor.However,the king could have whatever he wanted; yet he himself was not happy at all.Thus we can see one’s happiness doesn’t depend on whether he is rich or poor.Happiness is a state of mind.As long as one thinks he’s content and satisfied,he is happy.
As everything exist only because its opposite ,happiness exists only when pain exists.Just as a person who does not know failure never knows success,a person,who has not experienced suffering or sadness never knows what happiness means.
Happiness always promises a hope by which people go on living.When they come to the point of losing hope because they have suffered a great deal,it is often the time when happiness comes that will give them the courage and desire to live.
Cheer up and be happy.Happiness is not far from you.It’s just around you.Try to grasp it and enjoy it.
How to be happy
Happiness is them most precious thing in life.Without it,a man will feel that his ill fate has taken charge of (顶配) him and the world is utterly(完整顿地) dark and dreadful(却怕的).On that account,his body grows weaker,his work slackens(变损变质),and above all,he thinks he would rather die than live.”how to be happy,then?” you may ask.Now,this is the very puzzle that we are going to solve.First,do things in accordance with your conscience(良知); That is,do to others,as you would have other do to you.Secondly,pay more attention to your health,which is the root of success,for a sound constitution(体质) enables you to succeed.Thirdly,worry and sorrow are of no use at all!In case you meet with some hard situation,you must try to overcome it without any hesitation(犹疑.Willpower(意志力) is essential(不成缺的) to happiness.And the last,but not the least,adopt(采取) an optimistic attitude toward life,for the world is still in making and you can have a share in it .In this way,true happiness can be obtained.