Happiness is relative because people find happiness in different things and at different times. Some people find happiness along with making sacrifices.
Getting hundreds of dollars, rupees, and euros does make any human on earth happy but have we ever thought of smallest things on this planet that can make us even happier? We never do, right? We always look at the bigger picture “Money is Honey”.
On road walking and you suddenly see a small dirty child walking to you with that bullet shot eyes and a hope in the darkness to get some help from you to feed his hunger and the feeling you get after you help that child with a pack of biscuit is the ‘real happiness’.
Saving money for a long time and bringing home small chocolates for your “Maa” and the smile u get from her gives you real happiness and pleasure.
Running to your grandparents and hugging them and caring for them would give them the heavenly feeling and peaceful heart.
Helping an old woman to cross the road, helping a woman take her luggage upstairs to her apartment. ‘Small happiness’ comes from the small thing we do for others. Helping the one who needs help not has enough. We often help those who have “lot” and ignore those who need “little”.
Attaining objects of our desire is surely something that can make us happy, but I don’t agree that we are eternally happy once we have attained these objects. This is because most of the objects us westerners desire are, well, material objects. Take an American child born and raised in a relatively wealthy family for instance. Come Christmas time, assuming his or her family celebrates the holiday, this child is going to have a lengthy Christmas list full of objects of desire he or she wishes to get from Santa. Now, once Christmas comes, assuming this kid is at least a bit spoiled, he or she will get at least a few objects on that list. The child will be happy the moment he sees his desired object peek out of the wrapping paper. And sure, the child will enjoy...