As we progress through life’s endeavors, we all have the concept that our major goal in life is to reach a certain level, based on our individual definition for “quality of life or happiness in life.” There is only one simple problem to this end and that is what we delineate as quality or happiness. The words and the concept are subjective within themselves, but based on a criteria of an individual’s character, their surrounding influences, and a measurable grade of worth. What is unimportant to one person maybe be a crucial element for another in attaining one’s happiness.
There are some myths surrounding the elevated state of being happy. Happiness is not a specific destination, nor is it a calculated set point along life’s highway but a mindset and a journey of self knowledge. It is how you react to outside influences by cultivating resilience and strength of your character. In essence, you are what you feel. We have very little control in our individual lives, but the one major component that we own is our ability to control how we feel.
As I suggested previously, happiness is a state of mind characterized by contentment, love, satisfaction, and pleasure. This state of mind is a diversity of different abstractions of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches to our existence. Is it measurable? Let’s see.