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Happiness Is Acceptance

What is happiness? Oxford Dictionaries define it as “the state of being happy”, which also means the state in which someone shows pleasure or contentment (Happiness, n.d.). In actual fact, however, happiness means differently to everyone as we are all looking and yearning for different kinds of happiness in life. Does being rich and successful means that you are happy? Some say it is enjoying life while others say it is the appreciating the little things in life, such as eating and sleeping. Many people are frequently looking around; searching for the happiness they want in their lives, yet not everyone manage to find what they are looking for.

There is a quote by psychologist Carl Jung, “Even a happy life
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When we start to let the different matters fall into place and try accepting why things turn out this way, we will question less about what is going on and start feeling more contented easily as we look forward to the future.

Happiness is self-acceptance. It is when we decide to accept our true selves and look past our imperfections, that we will feel happier with our lives. There is another quote, “Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be” (Watts, n.d.). Expectations can serve as motivation but when we expect too much from ourselves, it might lead to disappointments. Most of us seek to be better than who we currently are, in terms of our physical appearance, personality and many more, and we turn out to be someone else at the end. We should accept who we are and bring the best out of ourselves, rather than constantly trying to be better in every aspect.

Acceptance does not mean that we have to like what we see, but we have to acknowledge the fact that something did happen and it cannot be changed. However, it can serve as a motivation to move forward, to be more open to the future. Happiness is not measurable and it is achieved by accepting everything that has happened and is happening, and accepting
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