This beautiful guest-post on Being Happy was written by Priyam, a teenager, in the 10th grade, in India.
Being happy, is the most important thing according to me. Some people keep asking ‘How to be happy?’ Well, I don’t get the point of asking this question because all the happiness of this whole wide world is inside us. All the strength of the world is inside us. We just have to find it.
For me happiness does not mean having whatever one dreams of. It means being satisfied even when one does not have all that he dreams of. It means moving on and taking challenges with open arms. It means smiling and making others smile. It means thinking about different things about life. It means being satisfied with what one has achieved.
Some people are never satisfied. They keep cribbing about little things in life which don’t even matter. They are too ignorant to understand that there is a world which is much beyond their own little self created tiny world.
Well, slowly they understand and they move on. Sometimes it is too late. . .
I have seen that youngsters of my age are never happy. And mostly because they want to act as if they are 20 year olds. They lie to their parents and take hooka, they smoke, drink and what not! And not only that but many have started making boy-friends and girl-friends. May be following the Western – trend. They are sad if they don’t have a girl-friend/boy-friend. And even if they do, they are sad because he/she didn’t call them or ignored them or didn’t say hey first. I mean come on! Till when are these people going to crib and sulk about such stupid things.
Well, whatever. What I believe is very different.
I totally disagree with the psychology of young teens of my age. I believe that, we shouldn’t be dependent on any other being on our emotions. We should be happy by ourselves. I really enjoy my company. I actually like to be self-dependent and happy with me. Because till the time I am not happy with me, I have achieved nothing in life. I like to pamper myself and keep myself in the best of health. I believe that no one can make me sad. NO ONE. Many have tried. Trust me. Each one of them has failed. They may have called me FAKE. When I didn’t show that I am sad. Because honestly speaking I was not. I was so not sad because of some creepy person who tried to break me down.
The definition of happiness in our lives keeps changing from person to person and time to time.
For me happiness means being with my family and my loved ones and enjoying with them. Playing games with my daddy. Teasing and fooling around with my sister. Chatting and shopping with my mother. It means seeing my loved ones smile. Because I automatically start wearing the smile that they give me.
I believe that Happiness is a very important tool. And those who have understood this are really wise.
In the end I would just like to say BE HAPPY!
by Priyam, In service of the Guru and the Lineage