The Search Of Happiness By Jeff Haden

1463 Words Dec 19th, 2016 6 Pages
In the search of happiness, meaning makes an impact. When we experience happiness, we are placing meaning to that specific event. The association we make and link our happiness too has to have meaning. The reason person A enjoys long walks at the park and associates them with happiness is because it brings back happy childhood memories. Person B may not associate long walks at the park with happiness, but Sunday meals with the family with happiness. The reason different people have different meanings of happiness is because we can create and bring our own meaning to happiness. To know what brings meaning to your life is a crucial part of finding happiness. When someone can establish what brings meaning to their lives; they can stat to embrace those relationships more. Jeff Haden writer of the article, “Want to Be happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day,” says “staying in touch with friends and family is one of the top five regrets of the dying” (Jeff Haden, “Want to Be Happier Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day”). The relationship we form with the people we love creates a happy experience; those who do not invest the time to spend to cultivate their relationships run the risk of missing out on happiness. In the search of meaningfulness, we have to let go of the meaning we put on the things we acquire like: money, clothes, house, cars. If we neglect our meaningful relationships in order to obtain riches and wealth, it will be at the expense of…
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