The Meaning Of Joy And Happiness

1381 Words Dec 6th, 2016 6 Pages
When growing up I had always wonder and basal about this question what is joy and happiness, are they the same or different, can you leave without one. Then you here people say, you need to happy because you got new show and joy comes from God. So, I wonder in our life or society, what is our view of Joy and happiness? Can you have one without the other? What does the bible say about this?. To answer these question, I will be looking at the meaning of joy and happiness in both bible and world view, I will also explain the differences and how if apply to our daily life. Whereas joy and happiness are different as joy is the heart, while happiness is physical, they are also similar as they both are emotion and life.
A dictionary definition of happiness is “a state of well-being; a pleasurable or satisfying experience.” A definition of the word rejoices, related to the word joy, is “to feel great delight; to be glad.” (Webster’s Thesaurus for students New Edition) Joy and happiness are both emotions where a person has feelings of contentment or satisfaction. Joy is something that lasts. Happiness is something that is temporary. Joy is an inner, conscious belief. Happiness is external. Something people may feel for a short time, for example, when they buy something that they desire. Joy brings with it a feeling of contentment when someone is in the middle of a life storm. Happiness is not present in a life storm. A person’s genetic baseline level of happiness is fixed on…
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