Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Pursuit of Happiness

Today while travelling in the train I peeped into some ones book. Don’t condemn me for it.
This person was reading some gyaan on the pursuit to find happiness.
I must say one statement captured my attention. Desire is the root cause of unhappiness and seeking happiness is the greatest desire.

I am not as sure of the solution, I had to get off the train but it definitely hit a sore area. I mean we constantly strive to achieve greater happiness by working harder but we still feel like we haven’t achieved anything yet. We just get back to the grind.

So when are we truly happy… I recently passed my exams and to be honest I wasn’t very happy because I guess I felt it took ages to complete. Now that is definitely a shock to my being. Believe me I must have amazing talent to stretch it for 5 years…

This statement made me realise that I need to change my perspective of happiness. With the New Year beginning I cannot think of a better time to try and make a change in myself. So guys let me know if I am being too grumpy (attempt at change you see)

Does that mean I give up my supposed competitive streak (I believe I have one!!!) … I doubt it but I can definitely smile more often and stop being an agony aunt (involved in my own agony or agonising some one else)…

So wish me luck

6 Comments:

Blogger Senorita said...

@ LV...I will not condemn you...I guess it is ingrained in you ...after all the practice of peeping into our PCs...hehehe... you are going to kill me for this...at your service maam, will let you know whenever you are grumpy...to such an extent that you will turn grumpy at my unerring reminders :))...I will leave no stone unturned for you in your pursuit of happiness...

5 December 2008 at 10:42  
Blogger LV said...

Wow... should i be a worried lot... considering i have to cheer you up quite often remember ma'am... as long as you are away from my dear f**t I think my grumpiness will reduce ;-)

8 December 2008 at 06:33  
Blogger Majo Jose said...

hmmm.
what a surprise, you seem to have some working brains still left :)
anyways - nice topic chosen - Happiness !!
my take - It all depends on what your definition is about happiness. There cannot be a standard definition of happiness for everyone, and so, you are wrong in saying that you did not feel happy when you passed, when normally people would have felt happy about the occassion.
It entirely depends on what your idea of happiness is ! And you cannot say you are wrong if you dont get happiness the way common people of the world do.
Its prefectly fine. Thats just coz, you are not programmed to think they way others do.

There are so many people who think that i am a weird creature. I don't blame them, its just coz, I believe in certain philosophies and principle in life, which normal people dont follow but which makes me happy.

How dare others define what makes you happy!! Its for you to define what makes you happy and achieve happiness. Some find happiness with the material world, some the opposite.

Let me end by saying -
"There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. So no use running behind happiness, you wont find it." - Majo

2 January 2009 at 22:58  
Blogger Majo Jose said...

Happiness - i would define as - being able to get a good sound sleep at the end of the day.

4 January 2009 at 22:08  
Blogger LV said...

Majo - u were right your comment is longer than my post :-)

i agree with you on individual definition on happiness. I am trying to re-define mine, what say!

6 January 2009 at 06:36  
Blogger Majo Jose said...

i am not sure, what ur definition is ! Its not very clear here anyways.
But to me, happiness is being able to get a good sleep at the end of the day !
Always remember -- Never do anything in life, which will make you feel uncomfortable and ill at ease - Nothing is worse than a guilty mind !

Once u learn to live life with the 2 above mentioned principles in mind, u will see that u have achieved HAPPINESS

13 January 2009 at 10:26  

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