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What makes people happy - from shopping to eating
Meaningless chatter and meaningless smiles crowd our days, so much so that when faced by the question 'what makes you happy' almost no one can answer with certainty.

HAPPINESS IS elusive, so much so that when I asked people as to what made them happy, more than one took more than a minute to come up with an answer. Some, like Sanjeev Saini went to the extent of asking me to give him two days so that he can think it over. The question popped when Twitter started trending #Iamhappiestwhen. While tweeples were more open about their feeling when people were faced with the question in real life, they tried to think it over.

Rajat Bhatia, a photographer, said that he is the happiest when he is with kids, and can encourage them. Shuchi Jain, an avid shopper, says that she is always happy but the happiest when she is making a choice between Gucci bag or Chanel fragrance. Even Shiv Prakash feels the happiest when he returns home after a hard day's work, and just switches on the television.

Materialistic happiness is something that most of us understand and enjoy. This citizen journalist is happiest when she is tucking in her favourite food and watching some soul rendering movie. The same is not true for everyone as Ashim Sunam says that he is the happiest when he is in his hometown. Although he returns to the place of his work for livelihood, his heart is where his family and home is.

Twitterati also sharing their thoughts, said they felt happiest when in love, and are the happiest when the other person is happy. Some said that loads and loads of money makes them happiest and some named family and good food to be the recipe of perfect happiness. If you have to ponder over what makes you happy then it has been some time when you last saw happiness. Go out this weekend and do only that which makes you happy!

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