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Picture happiness. What do you see? A peaceful soul sitting in a field of daisies appreciating the moment? That kind of passive, pleasure-oriented—hedonic—contentment is definitely a component of overall happiness. But researchers now believe that eudaimonic well-being may be more important. Eudaimonia means striving toward excellence based on one’s unique talents and potential—Aristotle considered it to be the noblest goal in life. In his time, the Greeks believed that each child was blessed at birth with a personal daimon embodying the highest possible expression of his or her nature. One way they envisioned the daimon was as a golden figurine that would be revealed by cracking away an outer layer of cheap pottery (the person’s baser exterior). The effort to know and realize one’s most golden self—”personal growth,” in today’s lingo—is now the central concept of eudaimonia, which has also come to include continually taking on new challenges and fulfilling one’s sense of purpose in life.

Analyzing one’s life isn’t necessarily easy and may require questioning long-held assumptions. A high-powered career might, in fact, turn out to be unfulfilling; a committed relationship once longed for could end up being irritating with all the compromising that comes with having a partner. Dreams can be hard to abandon, even when they’ve turned sour.

I think no one really knows how to be happy until they realize they shouldn’t be pleasing anyone but themselves.. I know it might sound like a narcissist, but the reality of it all is that you will not be happy making other people happy.

To be happy just…

Don’t Worry, Choose Happy

Cultivate Gratitude

Forgive and Forget

Ignore and Avoid Any Negative Thoughts and Feelings

Remember, Money Can’t Buy Happiness

Foster Friendship

Engage in Meaningful Activities, Follow your Dreams

 

Remember that happiness should be something you find within you, not fluctuating depending on external factors.. People leave, people you know might betray you, stuff will happen to you. But never lose yourself.

 

 

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