What ‘Happiness’ Really Means To Your Life, Work And Wellbeing

What ‘Happiness’ Really Means To Your Life, Work And Wellbeing

What is happiness? What does it really mean?

The fact is, happiness means different things to different people; and it can even have different meanings in different parts of our lives!

But understanding what it really is, and isn’t, is important. So for a bit of an explanation of happiness, keep reading this Forbes article by Rodger Dean Duncan…

More than three decades ago, folk and jazz artist Bobby McFerrin soared to number one on the charts with his pop hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”

Happiness, of course, is in the eye and heart of the beholder. But however you may define or measure happiness for yourself, it’s likely something to which you aspire.

There’s no shortage of opinions on happiness:

  • “I have chosen to be happy because it’s good for my health.” – Voltaire
  • “Happiness is a journey, not a destination.” – Buddha
  • “A person needs just three things to be truly happy: Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” – Tom Bodett
  • “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” – Roy T. Bennett
  • “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It’s what you think about it.” – Dale Carnegie

And then there was young Anne Frank, one of the most-discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust: “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”

All the philosophizing aside, a lot of people haven’t taken Bobby McFerrin’s advice to heart. Unhappiness is not only increasing around the world, it’s rising at unprecedented rates. It’s a phenomenon, in some ways like the supply chain crisis, that affects all of us—often in ways we never imagined …

… keep reading the full & original article HERE