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Ingredients of Genuine Happiness

Happiness is a state of mind, and those people who believe that it can be found by acquiring wealth live in utter disillusionment for no grain of wealth can buy happiness. They may spend their entire life acquiring financial gains, but eventually, when they look back, they experience a feeling of emptiness. In this regard, happiness should not be confused with pleasure because the latter can be bought, but the former cannot be, even if a person becomes the richest in terms of wealth. Happiness comes from within and living a contented life by accepting oneself as he is without drawing comparisons with others around us. Unless a person is happy with himself, he cannot be happy despite becoming financially rich.

Also, be grateful for what you have. Count your blessings rather than miseries to be happy. Live and let others live. If possible, help underprivileged people as it can give you a lot of personal satisfaction. Stop being greedy and learn to live happily within the means you have. Do not speak ill of others as one day it could hit you back, and always remember that what you sow, so shall you reap!

Where is Happiness?

Happiness is within you. According to Buddha, if you get rid of worldly desires, you are already on your way to a happy and contented life. When you are not able to fulfill your desires, it makes you live in misery. Therefore, one of the best ways to be happy is to set your physical and mental being free from worldly desires.

You may come across people who seem to have everything, but still, they are unhappy. They may have sufficient financial means, good looks, a loving and caring family, but they are still unhappy. On the other hand, you may also find people who seem to have nothing, but they have a careless demeanor. They may have insufficient financial means, they may not have a good appearance, but they still seem to live a very happy life because they simply do not care and are wholly contented with what they have.

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