How do you find happiness when everything in your life falls apart? the idea of happiness came up into a discussion I had with my friends earlier today over a cup of coffee and some cigarettes.
What does it mean to be happy? it's more than smiling and laughing because you can be depress and still smile and giggle. it's more than an emotion because "happy"emotion can still come and go in a depressive state. For me happiness is a personal view of ourselves and our lives that is created from an inner reflection. Our emotions and mood changes very rapidly and we can laugh and smile from time to time even when we're sad. But it is how we perceive ourselves and our lives and everything in it that truly determine the state of our happiness. But to find true happiness that last for a life time, we have to be honest with ourselves and seeing the truth and accept it as who we are. It is when we learn from ourselves through our honest critique of ourselves that is when we will be honestly and truly happy. It is the honest part that is the difficult part.
So can we still find happiness when everything in our lives fall apart? I can say from my personal experience that yes people can. It is when we go through these tough trials that we find our true self and it is in our darkest moments that our true character shines. And when we go through these turbulent times that we see who we are and we understand and appreciate every moment of our lives; the "normal" moment s becomes more precious and valuable. I believe that everyone must go through these trials and tough time to find happiness but I know that a lot of people out there are going to disagree.
Happiness is discovered by ourselves within ourselves and no where else.