Truth of happiness
Hello everyone! I am so excited to tell you about my favorite project of the year. This year we learned about the truth of happiness by diving into the biology and phycology of this desired emotion. I hear my peers talking about how they feel like they don't learn anything real or important but this is the definition of real and important. These are the things that we MUST talk about to prevent what seems like the epidemic of suicide and self harm, as well as the impulse to inflict pain onto others. I believe that if we focused more on things like this project the world would be a better place. Which is why it matters. I created a video that displayed my truth of happiness, enjoy.
Script: Happiness is in the things and people we love. When you lose sight of passion, and you lose the interest to do things that make you happy, when you loose hope, you lose happiness. You can have people all around you but feel indefinitely lonely. This is when we lose loved ones. Only then do we talk about the things that truly matter. Happiness is love. You could be all alone and still be happy, as long as you recognise love in the world around you. You could work in a cubicle and be happy, happiness is inside of you. For some there is a wall built of brain chemistry keeping them from happiness. I think happiness is the deepest and hardest of all emotions to have. Only few people find true happiness, while most confide in misery. I’d like to think that happiness is achievable for everyone. Even manically depressed individuals can find happiness. Happiness is peace, happiness is kindness through chaos. Happiness is lavender ice cream, and clean sheets.
The role of meaning in happiness is everything. Finding meaning in things that can seem insignificant can make you feel joy. I used to think that nothing mattered. And in a way, i guess I was right. But you cannot compare the smile on someone's face that you have caused, to saving the world. Because you may have saved someone's world. Happiness is meaning. You can find sadness always. But finding happiness is the true conquest. Sure, ignorance may equate to a sort of false happiness. But i think that to be truly happy is to be enlightened. buddha thought to become truly happy you must first understand the root cause of suffering, and that the smile should come from deep peace and not material satisfaction. You must do the things you love for you.
Just know that it’ll get better, always.