Can We Talk About Happiness In a World In Turmoil

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Happiness In a World In Turmoil

Can we talk about happiness in a world in turmoil due to armed, economic, and informational wars added to unemployment, Covid, and social crises? In addition, we question the values and history of our country, where we no longer allow ourselves to observe but to judge and where authority crumbles in all areas. What can we expect? In this period when Man is thirsty for eternal youth and wants to decide his gender, and when the robot and artificial intelligence are on the threshold of replacing us, what are we becoming? Finally, where money and no longer the Human is the major concern of our society!

As an “ordinary” man, neither a philosopher nor an entrepreneur, I will try to give you my perception, which does not claim to represent the truth because happiness is complex, and everyone tries to define it in their own way and to seek him, according to his method.

Let Us Outline Some Preliminary Observations:

Doesn’t our Western society play a role in our conception of happiness, and does it really produce happiness?

Is it still possible to be yourself and get rid of it?

To feel happy, do we have to live in happiness?

Does this happiness correspond to a reality or an aspiration?

Let’s study on 2 quotes:

“Every man wants to be happy; but to achieve this, one should begin by knowing what happiness is,”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

“There are two kinds of people: those who can be happy and are not, and those who seek happiness without finding it,”

an Arabic proverb.

Let’s try to walk, on a chaotic road, towards a target that is like the horizon, that is to say, a line that always recedes when we move forward and that we believe we have reached it.

After a question on happiness, we will lay down some simple, even elementary rules which can make us happy on this route sprinkled with happiness.

Questions About Happiness

Let’s stop chasing after happiness; it knows where to find us. It is often said that happiness is available in simple things, so let’s look for the easy ways! Let’s stop looking at what depresses us, to turn to what can make us happy! Indeed, even if this feeling is subjective, certain factors would promote this state of fulfillment.

Genetics and cultural factors play a significant role in our well-being and mood. In this case, 50% of our fullness is linked to our genes. People who bathed in love during childhood are also more likely to have a “happy brain.

” Each individual is responsible for nearly 40% of their happiness, according to research conducted by Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, who herself studies “happy brains.” The remaining 10% would be related to our living conditions: place of residence, money available, marital status, appearance, health, etc.


Happiness Activities Won’t Surprise Anyone

“Happiness activities won’t surprise anyone,” Dr. Lyubomirsky said. “These are things that go through gratitude, forgiveness, relationships, savoring the present moment, doing meditation,” adds the specialist, who does not claim to give an exhaustive list of the means to be implemented to be happy.

Dr. Richard Davidson’s research confirms that of the scientist. By studying the brains of Buddhist monks, men who spend their lives forcing themselves to feel positive emotions, the doctor found that their happiness was “out of the ordinary.” The latter concludes that our brain is “just waiting to be transformed” and that we can all “take our responsibilities to change it in a more positive way.”

We always wish for more, hope for better, dream of something else, fear of losing what we have, anticipate failure. This is how we can feel anxious or dissatisfied even though we have everything. To be happy. And the call to reason doesn’t change anything (“I’m lucky, I should stop complaining,” etc.). However, this permanent dissatisfaction is not bad in itself because it pushes us to act, fight, and move forward in life: it is our engine.

Genetically, we are programmed to be dissatisfied. Millennial survival has taught us never to stop at what we have and never to be satisfied with what we have. We covet, envy, anticipate, and apprehend, which generates stress, inevitable inner turmoil, and conflicting relationships with others.

This dissatisfaction turns into suffering when we have the impression of stagnating, not being up to the task, not achieving our objectives, or being the victim of others. The feeling of failure then appears, definitively closing the path to happiness.

Thus, Buddhism sheds light on the causes of suffering: it is because we attach ourselves to empty, vain and ephemeral things that we suffer. Thus, the fact of wanting, demanding, desiring, coveting, hoping, or jealousy results in suffering. And it is, therefore, by letting go, accepting, and renouncing a part of ourselves, we can “get better.”

“I decided to be happy because it’s good for your health,”



Definition of Happiness

Happiness, by definition, is a state of lasting and stable satisfaction. Society imposes on us standards that are often difficult to achieve and sometimes contrary to our ideas and, at the same time, influence our way of approaching existence. Happiness is a lasting state of alive and satisfaction, a pleasant and balanced state of mind and body, from which pain, stress, worry and trouble are absent.

Another reflection is to ask ourselves what are the sources of psychological vitamins in our life: what allows me to be perfectly myself? What will enable me to be effective? And, finally, what allows me to be connected to others?

If an internal compass naturally guides us towards these vitamins, whether at work or in our personal lives, it will likely increase our happiness levels in the short and long term.

Understanding this is already moving forward on the path to happiness.

But then what is the “Recipe for Happiness”?

Ask yourself the question: am I satisfied with my life? Find a purpose, a way to live your life. What do I want to say about me at the end of my life?


Are We Happy:

After returning from vacation, when we happily find our keys at the bottom of the suitcase while we’ve been prancing around for 15 minutes in front of a door that has remained inexorably closed?

When we see, with happiness, soothing and smiling faces of people who suffer in their bodies?

When we hear, with happiness, our doctor giving us reassuring medical results?

What must be avoided to seek happiness through social pressure, materialism, and capitalism? It would then be an endless race that would not bring us what we pursue. You have to have a healthy quest for pleasure, meaning, or personal value. Thus, the destination and the path will take us to what we are looking for.

We notice that there is sometimes a strong link between money and happiness when we get out of poverty, but we reach a level of satiety very quickly. When we have spent this level of satiety, happiness decreases.

However, understanding this is already moving forward on the path to happiness. Since it is possible to act on our happiness, find out what small changes in our eve lives can make a big difference in our mood.


Try to Be Happier, Let’s Set Out Some Basic:

No more complaining. What’s the use of complaining, of constantly airing your worries? It does nothing. Moreover, those around us often remain indifferent to our difficulties or, sometimes, they would almost rejoice in our problems. Is a person who always complains reassuring? Let’s be constructive!

Don’t run anymore. Why do you want to move ever faster? “What do you gain on a winding mountain road by taking risks to go fast because often all the cars come together to cross a crossroads or a village.” Don’t confuse speed with haste!

We know how to analyze to choose. We must select what we need in the face of the offers in front of us so as not to fall victim to suicidal bulimia. This world of mass consumption wants to impose an unsuitable lifestyle on us. “Is the fastest route always the shortest route?”. “A sponge can only absorb the water that it can retain in its cells.” Let’s remain in control of our life choices, in particular, by prioritizing our priorities!

No longer be a victim of the spiral of ever more “money.” Why do you want to make more and more money? Hoarding is good, but what is the money that lies dormant used for? Money makes it possible to live better when we have the time to take advantage of it, and often, we realize that small, inexpensive things cause as much happiness as expensive things which do not correspond to our real aspirations. Open your eyes to the benefits of money!

Look for positive people. A pessimistic person emits negative, even toxic, waves. For a pessimist, everything seems impossible, and no action can lead to a dark zone, therefore, no happiness. At the same time, the optimist sees interesting opportunities in every difficulty he experiences because he knows how to turn a half-empty glass into a glass half full.


Let’s Avoid the Pessimists and Be Positive!

Know how to be yourself. “The counselors are not payers!”. Being able to say NO allows you to be recognized and no longer be considered a follower, often comparable to an ectoplasm! We have to forge and shape our personality with our character traits that will allow us to live in this flock of sheep of Panurge. Let’s try to exist without wanting to dazzle!

Learn to decipher personalities. You must be what you are and see others as you see them. Perfection is a myth, and wanting to achieve it is a mistake. No one is perfect, and in every individual, there is good that must be sought with patience and discernment. “In a cloudy or stormy sky, you have to know how to wait to find the corner of blue sky that will restore morale.” Let’s dust off what we are and what we look at.

Show the joy of living. Sadness often attracts sadness because compassion is in the background, and that is what many individuals who like to complain or be pitied expect. The soothing strength of the smile, the favorable welcome through open behavior, and the reassuring understanding with readable words are vectors of inner joy. Let us be happy in our being and our appearance.


Lead a Balanced Life:

The rule of the 3 points of support, imperative in mountaineering to progress on the delicate walls, is applicable in life. A clever balance between professional, personal, and healthy lifestyles is imperative. Still, the foundation of this radiant life is to mind your physical and mental health (diet, physical exercises, relaxation, sociability, oxygenation). Let us open our eyes intelligently to all the components of life.

Learn to “waste” time. Who does not take pleasure in watching a rough sea, a torrent flowing, fish swimming in an aquarium, or even contemplating a landscape from the balcony of a holiday residence? Are we happy to see our young employees progress following the many tips that we have taken the time to distill over time? Let’s think about disconnecting from the passage of time and leaving time to time.

Do we love each other? Want to love. Do we like to serve great causes? Do we like happy people? You have to want to give more than receive, and you have to be thirsty to love.

“When you don’t have what you love, you have to love what you have,”

Thomas Corneille.


In Conclusion, What to Think About Happiness?

In fact, it’s difficult to characterize happiness because we tend to define it by what it is not, by what makes it up, improves it, or harms it, but it’s hard to stop to a definition that explains this much sought-after feeling well. So what is being happy, and what is happiness?

But to feel happy, is it necessary to live without suffering and in the absence of unhappiness? I believe that to be happy, we must know how to take advantage of the inevitable difficulties to turn them into positive messages so that they enrich our daily lives.

To be happy, we must work at it daily as best we can; we do not need to seek happiness. We need to act today, every day, to create the winning conditions to be happy.

By integrating the notions of time, globality, and kinetics, my happiness is a feeling of general satisfaction with my life, my current situation, and the direction in which I am moving. This overall, imperfect satisfaction is paired with a sense that life is generally good, meaningful, and valuable to me.

Jean d’Ormesson said:

“One day, I will leave without having said everything”. Jean d’Ormesson

For this great writer and philosopher, “happiness, you should not seek it but savor it.” Indeed, knowing how to savor moments of conviviality, be privileged by life, and be in good health.


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