Definition Essay: Our Search For Happiness

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We search for happiness believing it to be an absolute right. We even put it in our Constitution. We search for love believing it an ultimate goal. We build fantasies in our minds about what happiness will look like and sometimes we find the reality of our dreams.
Happiness is subjective and often illusive in its subjectivity. Part of our human dynamic is the built in predisposition to the desire for happiness. Trauma occurs as a challenge to our perceptions about what we expect life to look like. Do the Gods throw us curveballs to test our strength, our will, or our courage, or does trauma emerge out of our own karmic dispensation?
In the depths of trauma, we cry out to God, we curse God, and we wonder why we have been abandoned. Our search
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