The Path Of Happiness. . “Folks Are Usually About As Happy

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The Path of Happiness “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be”, exclaimed Abraham Lincoln in Goodreads.com. Happiness is defined in many ways that not a single person can give a true definition of. People have been searching the true meaning of happiness, but in reality there are no actual definitions. Happiness is all around, a person just needs to find their path to what makes them truly happy.
On the website Goodreads.com, Dalai Lama XIV states,” Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions”. The Dalai Lama is trying to get people to understand that happiness comes from what a person does with their life. From how they treat people to how they treat themselves and the environment
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Older adults have more free time to do the things they have always wanted to do without stress such as traveling, hobbies, spending time with family and even volunteer work to stay active. Whitbourne believes that happiness is not just a feeling of emotion, but it is also a state of successfulness of a person’s life goal of not having to stress. People who are not retired are not happy because they have not fulfilled the goal that they want because of financial situations. They feel they have not fulfilled their lifetime goal and stand in the negative feeling of the idea that there is no such thing as true happiness. Happiness is not just about money. It is about feeling secure with relief of all the troubles that come in life.
“Sometimes, whether a desire is excessive or negative depends on the circumstances or society in which you live. For example, if you live in a prosperous society where a car is required to help you manage in your daily life, then of course there’s nothing wrong in desiring a car (792)”, stated The Dalai Lama in the essay,” Inner Contentment”. The Dalai Lama goes in great detail of how people’s happiness can come from the environment that they are surrounded with. If a person is poor their resources and happiness varies from someone with wealth. For example, a person who is poor may not have the funds to buy a car right away unlike a person of more

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