The definition of being happy has undergone a sea change over the years. What makes one person happy doesn't necessarily make everyone happy. The New Year has begun; so let us take this opportunity to look at things that make people from different sections of society happy.
BUNDLES OF happiness, no doubt is the only thing every human being looks for. A beggar is happy if he gets an amount that he has never got since he started begging, a farmer is happy if plenty of rain and sunshine makes more cultivation than what he has produced since he started cultivating, a dull boy is happy when he gets unexpected pass marks, a clerk is happy when he gets promotion after 20 years of long service and a boy or girl with a poor family background becomes happy after getting a government job. In short happiness varies from person to person.
But a brilliant boy counted himself as the most unhappy when he missed cent percent by a fraction, a girl becomes unhappy when her boyfriend gets late by couple of minutes in wishing on her birthday, a child becomes unhappy when parents brought a gift a bit smaller size than he actually demanded, a wife becomes unhappy when her husband does not console her when she is unhappy over a silly cause.
In short, the reason to be unhappy seems pointless when you consider the dreadful situation of millions of people living around us.
The reason for unhappiness seems so worthless when you get a glimpse of the cause. But in reality, the reason behind it can be cited as too much of expectations, which indeed can bring unalarmed unhappiness in one’s life.
The beggar leaves for begging with least expectations and he is fine with whatever he gets, similarly people like a farmer, clerk and a dull boy who get something unexpected they are more delighted with their achievement rather than those whose expectations are so high that even a slight fraction of marks or negligence of behavior can bring out buckets of tears. The more you expect the more pain you will get because you set a level which is impossible to achieve and that surely makes you unhappy.
So your New Year resolution should be to find the real reasons to become happy.