Everyone is striving to be happy in life, the means, route and goals differ. Each one has his / her own definition of happiness but unfortunately most have a very short vision. Most draw happiness from material acquisitions or professional progression thus happiness is short lived as one gets busy in the race to achieve the next goal.
Happiness should be more related to giving than to seeking. You may own all the luxuries of life but still struggling to be happy. The main reason being the lack of purpose or meaning in life. Meaning comes from sharing. Sharing is not just related to money but more than that to time, knowledge, talent and love /emotions. We possess so much but fail to share or may be at times are reluctant to share.
More you share, more you gain emotionally, mentally. To be happy one has to rise above the daily routine, move out of the comfort zones. It’s the purpose which adds meaning to life. This is where most go wrong, seeking jobs and not identifying purpose, seeking fame, money, knowledge but failing to share.
Once you add meaning to life happiness will flow continuously. Have a sense of belonging. Belonging to the society, the family, responsibility flows from the sense of belonging. With responsibility comes sharing, completing the happiness cycle.
“Add meaning to life, strive to be a giver, happiness will flow..”