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Friday, June 09, 2006

What makes the world go round?

What is happiness? Having what you want, when you want it? So right now, I would be happy and completely fulfilled if I had every thing my heart desired…? (I shall not post the list, it’s way too long). But I am, after all, just 17.. My happiness right now does not necessarily translate into my happiness in the future, because what we want keeps changing with time.

If you think about it, it’s best to be a baby.. You don’t actually want anything but so amazed are you at the things you can (and do) get that you’re pretty much always happy………. For a while.. Then you grow up, you want things, and when you can’t have them, Gloom……

We all want to be happy, but at the same time, we also don’t. Not consciously of course, or else one would virtually be tagged a freak for wanting to be unhappy! Technically, when we’re happy, we are usually contented. We like the present situation and don’t want it to change. But that can’t happen… It’s when we’re unhappy that something actually gets done- priorities are realized, reality is grasped, determination to strive is gained… It’s actually unhappiness that makes the world go round. Doesn’t roll off the tongue as well as the adage, ‘Love makes the world go round’, does it? But it’s true, at least most of the time…

(Written by one of the mysterious personas that apparently float around me and enter my mind sometimes when I sit down and put pen to paper...)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happiness....is a myth, it doesnt exist. you know what makes people happy...MONEY...if youu have money you will be happy and I am sure others around you will keep you happy.

nishu said...

Love ya the most beautifl feeling in the world. they say it drives the world around. but personally i feel money also plays an important part. its foolish to forget anyone of them.nice post

Manny said...

half-assed as it may sound, but i believe happiness isn''t about achieveing..its about being contenpt tht you gave yur best

$1L>erB@Ck said...

nice post..made me think-which is VERY rare

Mansoor Qaisar said...

happiness is like one day between two night.... so after every sorwos happiness come & after every happiness there is sorrows...... its a part of game!

starry nights said...

Just stopped to say hello and thanks for visiting my blog and come again.You have a nice Blog. I think Happiness is inside each one of us. Nothing on the outside can truley make us happy, maybe temporarily but for some one to know true happiness we have to be happy with ones self.

raghu said...

happiness is diff 4 diff ppl ...
happiness is peace 4 me...its 0130 n im watchin brazil vs croatia...im happy!...lol.. kakas goals amzin.. n i updated my other blog..
http://voldemortsauron.blogspot.com/
happiness ... v had victor hugos short story in icese 10th of da same name...
actually u usually feel happy ven u sacrifice if uve noticed!.. rather if uve sacrificed!

kari.. said...

happiness is jus bein happy n u can b haapy if u want 2.. not necessary money but small small things in life make life reli meaninful.. well written !!

Sue said...

Happiness IS one of the many amazing emotions a human being experiences! i sumtimes feel that it is this 'experience' of many wonderful as well as not so wonderful emotions that make u feel- 'a human'..!!
very well written..!

sneha said...

happiness.. mm.. i think when we are IN the moment, we never never realize that its here. its happening. only when its gone do we know that THAT was a moment of happiness.. happiness is just a state of mind, jus the way unhappiness is.

ỮŧŤäŖǻ said...

hey..thanks fr visiotng my blog...keep coming coz i put up somethng quite often...anyway nice post..i thnk happiness is diff fr diff ppl and to me happiness translates into a sense of achievement..and at diff points in time, happiness changes its meaning..anyway keep writing

jshishir1 said...

happiness i don't know but i guess it's not about being perfect its just we decide to turn a blind eye to imperfection ..but that's me..and must say nice post

Debanshu Mukherjee said...

Happiness for Aristotle is an unconditionally complete good...every human act is directed (consciously or unconsciously) to its attainment...money is just one of the means to this end, so are knowledge and love...it is the single driving force behind human existence...from watching T.V. to making love.

Anonymous said...

Happiness is one of those undefinable emotions..that is a result of an individuals outlook to life.Its one of those rare things that makes life the quest it is ..