Happiness

Happiness – instilling happiness, making happiness the center.

What is happiness?  Is happiness in our achievements? Is happiness being with family? Happiness is versatile. Happiness can be deep, happiness can also be shallow. However, happiness is essential. Life is dull without happiness. Let us study happiness, what happiness is, the hows of happiness, and why choose happiness.

Achieving happiness and prioritizing happiness – Is happiness everywhere?

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My Life

I used to think that digital marketing was a female-dominated area. However, I eventually realized that the men behind those ideas were merely banking because women were far more likable than men in general (does this bring happiness to women?!).

I learned all about this from my twin sister, who decided to break the stereotype and start her digital marketing firm. Of course, it raised eyebrows in our family, but our parents supported her as much as they supported my decision to change my career from medicine to counseling a few years back.

I should say that my sister’s business took off smoother than anyone expected. Then, a boyfriend came.

Happiness – Feeling Content Through Happiness

My twin sister called me early in the morning one day, sounding extremely giggly. She couldn’t contain her excitement. She said that she found the love of her life. I heard that line way too much since our teenage years, so I told her to hold her horses and leave at least 1% of herself to herself just if this golden guy turned out to be brass like the others.

“Sis, I hear you, but believe me when I say this is the one for me,” my sister insisted. “ Her happiness was almost annoying!

Promising Happiness/Vow Of Happiness

I wanted to point out to my sister that the last question made her entire statement less believable, but as her family, I was expected to give her new beau the benefit of the doubt. “All right,” I relented. “Just promise me you won’t forget what I said about keeping 1% of yourself.”

I knew I had no right to stop her from her self from being contented but I was actually scared of that – it was as if nothing could go wrong.

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Hurdles Of Happiness/Happiness Challenged

But There’s A Big Hurdle

Everything was excellent in my sister’s relationship – the happiness was showing – until they thought of bidding for the same project in Manhattan. When I asked my sister about it, she said that it was all out of pure fun. “Whichever company wins, we will be happy for each other. Who knows, perhaps we will do a merger if we end up getting married,” my sister explained, giggling.

Of course, I decided not to worry about it. For one, it was not my place to dictate how my sister should run her relationships. Secondly, I knew how competitive she could be. I didn’t know that the contentment would eventually subside.

Life is dull without happiness.
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And as if I was a fortune teller, I saw my sister’s latest ad on a massive digital billboard on the freeway one day (another reason for me being happy). I called my sister to congratulate her on her victory, but I was answered with sobbing. I realized then that my contentment had been replaced by frustration.

Even without my sister confirming it, I already expected the worse. Then, once she said that her boyfriend broke up with her when he learned about his company’s loss, I was no longer surprised.

Happiness for Others

How To Feel Content When Others Win

My sister’s relationship (and happiness) was a lost cause at that point, but if you want to know how to be happy when others win in life, you should:

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  • Avoid making comparisons between others and yourself. Everyone has a different winning strategy, just as everyone has different measurements of contentment.
  • Be grateful for the other wins you have experienced. You may have lost now, but you have probably won a lot before, too.
  • Look up to the winning individuals instead of getting jealous of them. They are doing something amazing, and you should learn how they did that.

Final Thoughts on Happiness

My twin sister learned an incredible lesson after dating a jealous man. But even if you do not get romantically involved with them, you should be aware that you’ll come across many jealous people in your life. In that case, hold your head up, offer some tips if they are open to it, and enjoy your wins and happiness because you deserve them.

 

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