Happiness is sensing pleasure.
If you sense pleasure you are happy though the intensity of the pleasure of varies depending on what you are doing.
It may seem that happiness is closely tied to how much money you make.
It has been shown that above the poverty line people with more money are not usually happier than almost everyone else above the poverty line.
What is certain is that not having money decreases our happiness and lessens our ability to function independently in society and this causes an increase in unpleasant stress.
It is true that there is a large difference in what we think will give us happiness and actually feeling happy when we get it.
Whatever you think will make you happy gives momentary pleasure usually lasting not more than a few seconds a few days or a time between the two and then we return to our average daily habits of being happy OR UNHAPPY AGAIN.
The reason that it is hard to determine or judge how happy people are in life is because thinking about whether one is happy or not and verbalizing it is frequently much different than the factual real amount of happiness in a person’s life.
Extreme or very intense happiness or ecstasy WHICH IS VERY SHORT TERM HAPPINESS is usually transient in average people and is frequently associated with orgasm and drug highs.
There is also the happiness of creative work which is experienced by skilled creative professionals who are in a state of mostly impulsive creativity that is almost like an outer body experience.
Skilled composers of music and artists and impromptu speakers and inventors are examples of people who find largely impulsive happiness in their creative effort.
It also seems to be a fact that the more choices which you have in life the more stressful it becomes and your happiness in choosing a course of action decreases.
It also seems that people purchasing or getting an object produces more happiness than being in a position of being able to exchange that object for a different one if not satisfied with the original choice.
It is also a fact that remembering an intense moment of happiness will stay with you longer in memory than a series of low intensity happy moments.
Based on all this objective knowledge about happiness it is an absurdity to think that people should have an absolute right to the pursuit of happiness and that this absurd notion should be codified in a written constitution.
Pursuing the greatest pleasure or happiness would be the hedonistic pursuit of sexual orgasm and an unrestricted use of legal and illegal mind altering drugs.
The unalienable right to the pursuit of happiness should be changed to more realistic goals as those outlined in my book NEW CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
Over 50 percent of those leading happy lives can attribute it to being genetically born to be happier than others.
You inherited the happy genes from your parents and you also learned many happy tricks from their happy lifestyles and the happy lifestyles of role models.
You can help to exclude sources of unhappiness but you can’t easily create happiness in people by only talking to them and making suggestions.
If you are born unhealthy with a poor memory and unhappy parents and unattractive features such as being overly fat your battle to be happy and remain happy will be more difficult.
It is much easier to create happiness in people by asking them to imitate happy role models and it must be highly volitional on their part.
It should be obvious that teaching young children to be happier is much easier than teaching grown adults doing bad unhappy habits which don’t result in much happiness.
Matt Killingsworth has done a study on happiness and found that if you want to be happy you should stay in the moment.
This basically means that if you are pursuing a purposeful activity you are happier than if you doing nothing or nothing of importance.
He has uncovered that no matter what you are doing your mind wanders and that it wanders about 30% of the time no matter what you are doing.
Mind wandering is a cause of unhappiness but unhappiness is not the cause of mind wandering.
When you are unhappy your mind may be wondering but wondering does not cause unhappiness.
There is no paradox in thinking about happiness if you are not brainwashed by the mythological concepts of happiness in literature.
The old concepts about happiness are illogical constructs which should die a fast death.
Biological reality has no paradoxes!
Dreaming or thinking about making a lot of money and/or having a great job and/or being very successful is not a source of happiness.
It is working purposefully at your job and/or minimally doing something pleasant and/or HAPPY TIME WITH FAMILY AND VERY CLOSE FRIENDS that causes moments of happiness and correspondingly moments of unhappiness.
The truth shall set you free of all historical paradoxes!!!
If you have landed the job of your dreams or purchased the luxury car of your dreams or married the most perfect spouse in the world or made a rare killing in the stock market and find that you are not happy anymore after the initial excitement.
Start thinking about adjusting your life living on a daily basis and improving your relationship with your family and CLOSE friends which can create more lasting happiness on a daily basis.
Small moments of happiness in your daily life are more important than large successes in your daily or professional life!!!
Rearrange your life so that each of your day is giving you more little pleasures and stay away from dreaming about the highly improbable happiness that you will feel if your life becomes and extraordinary success at some future point in your life!!!
THE REAL SECRET TO HAPPINESS IS CLOSE AND SHARING AND LONG TERM RELATIONSHIPS WITH SPOUSE AND CHILDREN AND VERY CLOSE FRIENDS!!!
I ILLUSTRATE IT WITH A SONG BY ELVIS: LOVE ME TENDER!!!
AND ONCE A CLOSE AND SHARING AND LONG TERM RELATIONSHIP WITH SPOUSE OR CHILDREN OR A VERY CLOSE FRIEND ENDS YOU HAVE GREAT UNHAPPINESS IN YOUR LIFE.
I ILLUSTRATE IT WITH A SONG BY B.B. KING: THE THRILL IS GONE!!!
MONEY AND HAPPINESS IN THIS BRAINWASHED DELUDED MATERIAL WORLD!!!
THE PROBLEMS OF SOCIETY CAN ALL BE SUMMARIZED THREE WORDS: MONEY AND CARS AND SHOPPING!!!
I INCLUDE 3 SONGS WHICH ARE A SAMPLE OF THE BAD MISDIRECTING BRAINWASHING WHICH IS GOING ON IN SOCIETY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MONEY AND CARS AND SHOPPING!!!
IF YOU WANT RAPTURE IN YOUR WORLD FOLLOW MY ADVICE!!!
IF YOU THINK YOU WILL FIND SUCCESS WITH HUNDREDS OF FOLLOWERS ON THE HUFFINGTON POST OR FOLLOWING TWITTER OR HAVING THOUSANDS OF FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER OR BLOGGING ON EVERY CONCEIVABLE TOPIC WITH SHORT TERM INTEREST THEN THINK AGAIN.
YOU ARE WASTING YOUR PRECIOUS TIME ON TRIVIAL PURSUITS WHICH WILL NOT GET YOU ANY NEW CLOSE FRIENDS OR MAKE YOU ANY RICHER HAPPINESS WISE!!!
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