What does it mean to be happy?
How often do we have to ask the question: "Am I happy?" And what needs to be done to achieve this experience? ". Many also ask:" Happiness, will I feel this immediately or will I understand it after some time? "
? It is precisely known that happiness cannot be understood in various scientific disciplines. However, many philosophers tried to answer this question: "What does it mean to be happy?".
What is happiness?
Let's turn to the statements of famous thinkers about happiness:
"Happiness is when you are understood, great happiness is when you are loved, real happiness is when you love". (Confucius)
Confucius gives us three levels of happiness! You can slightly reveal his statement. To be happy is to be UNDERSTOOD. Indeed, if there are no people who share your position, who are on the same wavelength with you, who simply can be silently understanding, it is difficult to find comfort in communication. A person must necessarily know that not only is he alone in the whole world, but in the whole Universe as a whole, he acts and thinks in a certain way. Misunderstanding is loneliness. Loneliness will not lead to anything good.
Therefore, you are looking for your companions, just like you. Together it is easier to survive in our difficult social situation. Much depends on you. If a person does not know how to be CLEAR, then this leads to the same loneliness. Try to be understandable for people, especially for loved ones, because in the end, the desire to be clear and understandable is a desire to care for people. Take care of people, and you will feel happy.
When love you
"Great happiness," says Confucius, when "love you." Indeed, without tenderness, affection, passion and love, any healthy person will not last even a month. It will turn into either a soulless body shell, or it will simply go crazy. It is important that when we are loved, we get not only extremely positive emotions, but also very negative ones. You can not be afraid of this. The worse you get now, the better then you will be exactly the same. Here is a fluctuation of emotions gives a rich, eventful life. One of the most formidable enemies of happiness is boredom. Man's love for you is your weapon against the boredom that kills interest in life.
Therefore, to be happy - to be able to appreciate the love that our close people give us; be able to appreciate and smiles of our colleagues at work and study, because a smile is also a manifestation of love.One must be able to notice these manifestations in our daily routine of life. They are, try to notice them, and you will feel for a while what it means to be happy.
When you love
Your own feelings, emotions, zeal towards something are manifestations of your love. The stronger the feelings, the stronger the love for this person. And not only, by the way, we are talking about people. Love to work is an equally important part of our life. Each person seeks to improve the quality of their existence. Unfortunately, today's consumer world sets a rigid framework for us. He tells us: "Happiness, buddy, - these are three cars and a big house. Happiness is not a bad capital, and the sooner the better!". In pursuit of material values, we miss our psychological health, which guarantor has always been and will be love.
What does it mean to be happy? To be able to love a person, his work or passion, to love art, and above all, to appreciate and love yourself. Psychology has long stated that if a person does not appreciate and does not love himself, then he is not able to love anyone else. If you take a break for a minute and go somewhere outside your body, just to dream, we will see that the person we have always known and called him "I"It turns out to be a very interesting person, worthy of attention, understanding and respect.
The above statement of Confucius, touches upon the aspect of love. To be happy is to be UNDERSTOOD and UNDERSTAND, to appreciate the feelings that others give us, and to love yourself, your hobbies and those people without whom you cannot exist.