Is it wrong to feel happy all the time?
I know this sounds silly but my life has so much passion and meaning, sometimes I wonder if it's really meant to be as such. I look around me and see people that have so much pain and grief, but can't understand as to why I have none whatsoever. Is it wrong to be happy all the time? or should I just continue doing as I'm doing and enjoying every moment?
Thank you so much for your help :)
- skycatLv 41 decade agoBest Answer
Happiness is a result of loving. It is possible to be truly happy for all your life. Not easy, but possible.
Happiness is a positive mental and emotional state almost all the time. People seek many things in life, but what they really seek is happiness. They seek external things because they believe that obtaining them will make them happy. Happiness is the result of Love. Love is the cause of happiness. To verify this data, simply remember a time when you "fell in love". How did you feel? Did not your whole world kind of glow? Did you not "walk on air"? Did you heart not dance? Love causes the experience of happiness.
Most people look outside themselves to others for love and happiness. They look for someone to love them, someone to save them from loneliness, insecurity, sadness, etc. They look for someone to make them feel secure, respected, important, valued, etc. In effect, they want others to do the work of making them feel loved and happy. you do not need the love of others to be happy.
The only love that is really important is your love for yourself. Happiness is the experience of your love for yourself When you love yourself, you easily and naturally love others. You can not give what you do not have.
Everyone tells you to love yourself: few tell you how. Despite all the injunctions to do so, learning to loving yourself is neither simple nor easy. It requires knowledge and effort. (If it were simple and easy, everybody would have learned to do so a long time ago and this planet would be a different place.)
Just Get Happier!
A very effective method of becoming happier is to simply sit or lie down, and focus on the feeling of happiness. Whether you just sit and smile, or actively come up with pleasant thoughts like "I feel great," focusing on nothing else but feeling happier is an excellent way of better getting in touch with, and strengthening, the feeling of happiness. After a while, you'll find yourself tuning into this pleasant feeling at other times of the day when you're also engaged in other activities.
A very good evening to you my good friend Prodigal Son. I am so pleased to here you say that ! when you can bring your full attention to the present moment you will always feel happy. Live it and love it and you will both feel happy and create a happy future for yourself! ………. All the best Skycat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- StaceyLv 44 years ago
It is not wrong to feel happy. To say it is wrong is the manifestation of a selfish mind. One needs to replace the selfish mind with a mind that is earnest to help others. An act to make another happy inspires the other to make still another happy, and so happiness is born from such an act. Thousand of candles can be lighted from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by sharing. Be a rainbow in someone's cloud.
- Ladyeagle7Lv 61 decade ago
Hey Prodigal Son, sounds Great!
But lets come back to earth for a moment.
How long have you been on this 'happy' high? ('all the time')
The pain and grief you mention that you see in others around you, doesn't that make you hurt too?
Especially if you are close to someone and they are grieving awfully, or a friend dies...
What happens then Prodigal?
How long have you been like this, I ask twice because you wouldn't know you were happy all the time if there you weren't down some of it ~ true?
Otherwise you could be having a manic episode and they can last even a couple of months! ...are you sleeping well, or have a bit of insomnia?
So be-careful when (and if) you come down.
But if you find that this is a permanent state of being, please mail me and we'll get together and do blood tests etc to find out your secret, patent it, then bottle it and sell it for millions!*
Stay Happy Dude! The world needs more happiness in it, :-D
- Christee68Lv 71 decade ago
No sweetie ... there is nothing wrong at all ... happiness is a choice. WE make the choice to be happy or sad. I am much like you. Why live life miserable when you can chose to live otherwise?? Because you choose to live this way you continue to bring goodness into your life and this only makes you happier. It is truly a cycle. Those who dwell in negativity and anger continue to bring it on themselves. I have lived it myself ... and know it to be true. It is like karma ... that which you give off into the universe comes back to you ... whether good or bad.
You will know sadness in your life - you are still young. Death and other unavoidable things will prove that. However, we can again have the choice how we handle these negativity's. People or things cannot give TRUE happiness. That only comes from within us and when we find these great people and things it only makes it that much better which is why you feel such happiness.
You have a good and compassionate heart which is evident by the way you acknowledged those less fortunate than you in this question. Feeling empathy for another's plight should not cause you to feel guilty about your own happiness. The fact that you are aware of this says a lot about your genuineness as a person. Of course continue on as you are ... why wish anything less? You certainly wouldn't want things to end up the opposite right? Just be grateful ... thankful ... for all the gifts you've been given and keep your wonderful attitude. That is thanks enough to God for sure.
My favorite quote by Abe Lincoln reads:
"I have found that people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
Truer words my friend ... were never spoken.
Peace and continued happiness to you!!!
♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥
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- 1 decade ago
You are so blessed and that is wonderful! There is nothing wrong or silly with having passion, meaning and love in life. There may come a day when you face grief and pain, but, based on your positive and loving nature you may be adequately prepared to face what may come.
The only caution I see is to make sure that you don't think you are immune to the troubles of this world- at one time or another we all have to face some of them.
I hope you are sharing this joy with the people around you. It can definitely be contagious and they may learn from your example, also, you may learn about pain and grief from those you reach out to.
- HOTSTARLv 61 decade ago
BE HAPPY ALWAYS!
Being happy and enjoying life can't be bad.
Somewhere, sometime you have done good and deserve your happiness. Remember life is a like a wheel rolling all the time -there are going to be good times and bad. One never knows when comes what.
Be happy and keep a little happiness inside you always like a buffer for maybe hard times.
You are doing well just enjoy life..
- 1 decade ago
Nothing wrong at all. I'm happy most of the time also. There are irritants that intrude occasionally, but they are few and extremely short lived. And really even then, it isn't that I'm not happy, it is only that something ticked me off.
Being happy all the time just means that you are content with your life, that your special someone and you are in accord, that your work is satisfying and challenging, and also that you are able to find peace and happiness within yourself and don't depend on externals to make you happy.
- Snowy PhoenixLv 71 decade ago
not at all, it's wonderful that you are able to find good and joy and happiness in life, some people could learn from you. some would rather sit there and focus only on the negative, only on what they don't have....when they would be so much happier if they took a long look at what they do have, and what all good is in their lives. i think some people really like to be unhappy. but it's great that you are happy, hopefully your happiness will rub off onto those who are less happy. you see the good in life and you recognize all that you have, you make others around you smile,you are truly blessed!!!!!!!!
- AngelGirlLv 71 decade ago
No it is not wrong at all and you should make the most of it because none of us know what is around the corner so embrace the good times and be as happy as you can - long may it last :-)
- BethanyLv 61 decade ago
I think it's wonderful that you feel happy all of the time and it's even better when you try to help others feel happier, too. The happiest people in the world are those who reach out instead of selfishly focusing only on themselves.
The heart that cares, gives, shares, hopes and dreams is the heart that "Happiness" cannot resist.
Take care and God bless!