All posts tagged: being happy and content with who you are

Lifestyle: Figuring Out If You Are Happy

Feeling philosophical lately – so please bear with me. In the American Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson incorporated a statement borrowed from Locke’s pursuit of happiness and made it people”s inalienable right: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  This is what the American dream is based upon and those entering this great land do so welcoming the  ideology. But does happiness really matter? In a series of new studies led by psychologist Iris Mauss, the more value people placed on happiness, the less happy they became. This was part of the sermon on Sunday, something I have questioned for a while now – is happiness truly something we need to aim for and measure our entire existence upon to achieving ‘whatever we consider to be happiness.’  Or is content the right way of thinking? The Father speaking to his congregation attempted to explain that happiness should not be something we search for but rather, finding contentment by seeing all the good in our lives, should lead to a tranquil and peaceful existence and that should …

sometimes you just got to let go

I’m an easy going person in general, although some may think not. It’s taken a long time for me to realize where I am in life right now, makes me happy and content. What I’ve realized in the process is that, part of the unhappiness we all experience is surrounding ourselves with too many negative or unproductive beings who’d rather complain about anything than make a change or strive for a better life, bringing down everyone else around them. To those I have to say, sometimes you have to just let them go – painful or not.