Describe Happiness

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What is happiness, and how can you attain it? These are the questions that have been lingering in my mind for years. Some define happiness as an emotional state of well-being while others simply defines happiness as feelings –feelings of joy, pleasure and contentment. Some say that happiness is when an individual make another individual feel happy, perhaps by helping that individual or by simply doing acts, often small acts such as giving flowers and wishing your neighbour good morning every day. Others stated that happiness is seeing another person happy, for instances watching small children playing with much joy or simply a friend who is smiling or laughing. People can be happy for various reasons, and these reasons vary from an individual…show more content…
He was blessed with good health and a good looking face as well as an excellent attitude. He was raised with love and care, guided by kind and well-educated parents. Though many said that he lived a perfect life, he was unhappy. Deep in his heart, he felt hollow and empty. Thus, he went and searched for various ‘remedies’ to heal his heart – music, relationships, paintings, books, movies, sports – unfortunately, to no avail. He felt lost and he felt as if he was drowning, however when he looked around everybody seemed to be breathing fine. He continued living this way till the middle of high school, where his friends invited him to the world of hedonism, a world where pursuit of pleasure and self-indulgence are given the highest priority in life. He, being naïve was soon easily drowned by the pleasure offered by this…show more content…
As if all the girls he dated and all the friends he hanged out with were just temporary remedies for his pain. And this scenario continued till he graduated from high school, and furthered his study in a college. There, he met people from different backgrounds and different cultures. He befriended them, and soon a friend came to him and said “Hey you don’t look well. And I know your pain. Here’s the remedy you’ve been searching for.” while giving him a gift wrapped with mathematics answer sheet. He was happy with the unexpected gift, and opened him. Much to his surprise, he was given the Holy Quran and its translation, for him to read and
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