Why is it that there are majority of rich sad people compared to the high number of happy poor people?
There are various reasons why happiness is more visible on the faces of the less privileged and less common in the faces of rich and famous, here’s how I see it from my own perspective.
This is something I’ve always wanted to write about for a while now, overtime I’ve noticed the way people carry themselves in the society and most times you can always tell how a person feels on the inside from their faces (even beneath the fake smiles and gestures), manner of conversation and actions.
What does it mean to be happy?
Happiness is a state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Being happy means feeling or showing pleasure or contentment; from this definition we can see that this feeling causes individuals to act and behave in a particular way with smile decorated faces and a worry-free heart hence contentment plays a very huge role.
Try looking around on a daily base and you’ll see a large number of wealthy people, living a life of luxury with very little or no traces of happiness; just fake smiles and worries written boldly on their faces and this is as a result of the fact that the affluent ones are mostly not contented with their possessions (they worry about how much they have at the moment, how much they’ve made at the present time, how much they’re loosing and what has been lost) hence this causes lack of proper rest, clouded thinking and can even lead to adverse health issues.
On the other hand, people who live in the confinement of poverty embrace the rule of contentment despite lacking so many basic amenities they wear their smiles very big like they have no problems whatsoever to worry about. A very questionable irony of our every day life!
What does one need to stay happy?
In order to plant fruitful seeds of joyful living that will forever keep you on the right path, one needs to put him/herself on constant self examination for the flaws that we make that pushes one down the lane of unhappiness. Let’s always remember to;
- Be contented.
Always be grateful what you have; be contented. Don’t push yourself into unnecessary walls of dissatisfaction, envy, greed and worry.
2. Stay around happy people ( happiness is contagious)
Iron sharpens Iron …..It’s common notion for people to say ‘money begets happiness’ but reality paints a more vivid picture about this as it isn’t entirely true. One basic things that begets happiness is happiness so surround yourself with happy people and also spread the feeling.
3. Don’t hold on to bad moments.
We all go through bad times but how we react after those moments really matter a lot; we all need to learn to let go of bad moments. It has happened so what next? Move on!
4. Forgive easily
Don’t hold grudges as that will make you mostly unhappy with bitterness in your heart. When someone wrongs you ; learn to forgive so you can be at peace on the inside.
5. Give freely.
Don’t hold back, there’s great joy in giving. And guess what? Putting smiles on others face will never leave your face blank.