Often time we think of life as one step at a time. One more goal, one more meeting, one more day until we get to the place we want. Our wants however can be as different as night and day for another person. And that’s okay!
I read a quote the other day that said ” No man truly knew happiness until he died”. The writer went on to retell a story about how people viewed happiness differently and what one king thought was his true happiness was only subjective to himself.
Happiness is Subjective
To each person you encounter and ask them what they believe happiness to be, you may receive a different answer each time. Or maybe you will receive the same answer. Maybe all the people in the area view having money as happiness for then they will be able to go on trips, taste interesting foods, or experience the world in a new light.
You see, each person has a different perspective on how they view the world. It’s not up to you to change another person’s perspective nor is it dependent on your ability to change
Happiness is Perspective
One thing I have learned on my journey to a happier life is that being content has to be one of the first stepping stones. Being content means that you are willing to work with what you have. You learn that true happiness is not in the things that your receive but how you treat those things and use them to benefit you and those who you care about.
Happiness is Infinite
There is no limit on how happy you may become. Whenever you think you are at your limit, be appreciative of where you are and remember that the world is full of infinite possibilities.
Happiness, just like everything in life, takes time to build on. It will not happen all in one day and that’s okay. Keep an eye out for your happiness.
As always my friends, stay happy, stay healthy, and keep moving forward.