This post was put up for Throw Back Thursday by Scale It Simple and it really got me thinking. With the emphasis being placed on mindfulness and yet more in the press (UK) this week about mental health issues in teens – apparently a quarter of teen girls have experienced depression by the age of 14 – maybe we have forgotten how to be happy.
Let me wet your appetite…..
Searching for Happiness – Happiness is a Choice
Human beings are such interesting creatures. We are the only creatures that place personal “happiness” above safety and health.
For thousands of years, humans have walked this earth like nomads of the soul, searching for happiness.
Happiness is this way. No, this way. If you do this you will be happy. No, wait, this is what really makes you happy.
Did you hear about this car? This job? This brand? If you look like this you will be happy forever. If only I was younger I would be happier, if only I was older.
Humans roam all corners of the earth searching high and low for happiness. What makes one happy today will not do the job tomorrow and what makes you happy doesn’t do the trick for me.
So how do we find it? Where is happiness?
What if happiness can’t be found at all, what if in all this searching we are just confusing ourselves and wasting our time?
What if happiness is just a choice?
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