Happiness Is A Choice
...Or So The Experts Say
Sorry if the sub-heading below Happiness Is A Choice sounds a bit cynical. I don't mean it to be.
It's just that often when someone comes up with a particular saying it seems that everyone else jumps on it and turns it into some kind of philosophical 'truth' from the gurus of life.
Once that happens, it's more difficult for others to challenge its validity without appearing as if they're knocking age-old wisdom.
So, just what do the people who espouse this belief actually mean?
Do children decide to choose happiness?
I have yet to see a young child who decided to be happy - who made that choice. They either are happy or they are not. And, guess what! If they're not happy they automatically want to be happier.
Children don't have to make a choice to be happy. The urge for happiness is already built into their human psycho-physiology, as it is with every human being of any age.
And the reason for this is connected with the philosophy of happiness that I personally subscribe to, that the
purpose of life itself is the expansion of happiness
That statement might sound trite and unprovable, but it certainly supports the obvious reality that everyone, whether they realise it or not, is motivated in everything they do by the desire to feel good, to feel happy, to feel contented and free.
And with such a spontaneous and natural inner urge, I don't believe there is any choice involved in wanting to be happy. The natural urge to be happy is already a given for everyone.
Do YOU think that happiness is a choice?
What do you feel about this? Whether you feel this statement is valid or not, I'd love to hear from you, together with your reasons.
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