My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
Agreed. I am reminded of the saying 'beware what you wish for, it might come true'.....
I think happiness helps to foster success, but the reverse is not necessarily true.
Happiness is in our own mind, success help a lot because we wants conquer goals like any man but happiness is a special decision in our personal view. A man with less "things" than others can be happy and a man with a lot of "things" unhappy, all depends of each human being and his concepts, in what make him truly happy. Greetings! Mario.
This is a one of those universal truths I like right along the lines of my favorite: "If nothing changes, everything stays the same."
Right. Now if only we could figure out what makes us truly happy we'd be all set. But I think you already told us.
So true, my friend.
But what is success? Is it really success if we aren't happy?
Very very true.Thanks my friend, for enlightening me.God bless.
Exactly right. Although Martureo has a very good point. Having money and being in a place of power may seem successful, but maybe it is just the illusion of success... If that person is not happy where he/she is, then they probably don't feel as successful on a deeper, emotional level. Their lives could still be quite empty.
Well, that is certainly true! Unless your ultimate goal us happiness. If your are successful and achieve your goal, you will be happy!!
I guess it all depends on what you think you want in order to be happy. For me, I think that I am mostly happy just to be.
Success is no guarantee of happiness...if you want happiness, go and buy a toaster...and get a three-year guarantee.
That's for sure. And even happiness can be allusive; Here today, gone tomorrow. It is a mysterious and wonderful thing altogether.
Always very deeply inspiring Marty. "The only guarantee of happiness is happiness" Hopefully, with practice, we can do without any "guarantee". Grateful
it denotes the fact that happiness does not belong to outer world. it is about internal feeling we have for life.
As ever, so true. Success pays the bills, and may allay some anxieties, but happiness is another matter entirely. I think we have to learn to be happy, which is just being in the moment.
Very true indeed. Happiness has to come from yourself, being relaxed and making the best of it etc. Although success or money must make being miserable better though.
And even then there's no guarantee it will last.
Happiness is relative. Our individual differences determine why someone maybe happy whilst the other one is not given the same stimuli.
IMO there is no guarantee of happiness aside from the individual's determination to choose to be happy no matter what their circumstances are. Every failure can become a stepping stone to duture success, yet there's almost an unwritten assumption that it is primarily success that leads to happiness. The two can be interrelated but it's not an either/or situation. So when I hear those who speak about how success leads to happiness I am keenly aware that they are ignoring half of the story.
Unless we feel happiness one can never really be sure...a feeling of emptiness still haunts us if we don't feel the happiness that was expected to follow the accomplishment..