Happiness is something everyone chases, but the reality is that it eludes many. So what is the secret to achieving it? Merriam-webster defines happiness “as a state of well-being and contentment” and “a pleasurable or satisfying experience.”
However, the answer depends on who you ask. A wise soul will tell you to count your blessings, and you will be happy. A poor person will say that making money will bring happiness. A child will be happy blowing bubbles and chasing them.
Here are 5 quotes that will show you the secret to happiness.
“The secret to happiness is low expectations.”― Barry Schwartz
After all, if you don’t expect much, you can’t be disappointed.
2. Count Your Blessings
“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.”― William Penn
Your mental health will improve if you are optimistic and see the positive outcomes instead of dwelling on the negative ones.
“The secret of happiness: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.”― Daniel C. Dennett
Happiness is easily attained if you focus on other’s well-being instead of yours. Selflessness instead of selfishness is the key to being content.
“To realize the soothing power of simple life is to find the secret of happiness!”― Mehmet Murat Ildan
Finding content with the simple things in life, you can have peace of mind. Chasing after power, money, and status will never make you happy, just greedy for more.
“The secret of happiness is unconditional acceptance.”― Debasish Mridha
In accepting yourself, your circumstances, or your life, you remove all the obstacles to your happiness.
According to Matthew McConaughey, “Happiness is the emotional response to an outcome. It is result-reliant.” He believes that we will be let down frequently if it’s what we are after because we keep raising the bar each time we attain something. The more you have, the more you want.
It is, therefore, clear that happiness depends on one’s perspective. It’s up to you whether you see the glass half full or half empty.