One Man’s Search – How To Find Happiness
There once was a man who found that he was extremely unhappy and wondered desperately how to find happiness. He thought about his unhappiness all the time.
Each time anything happened in his life, he would chalk it up to just another reason as to why he was so unhappy. He went on wondering how have a happy life for many years.
Finally he had had enough. He decided to embark on a quest to search to find happiness. But he did not know how to look or where to find it.
So he decided to attend as many parties, nightclubs and amusement parks that he could. But he did not learn how to find happiness there.
He decided to get away from the noise of the parties and nightclubs and instead sought happiness in nature. He spent time at the beach, in the ocean, in the forests, on high mountaintops and in green fertile valleys. But he did not discover how to find happiness there.I went to parties, beaches, clubs and bars but I could not find true happiness. Finally, a wise man told me, “You do not understood the nature nor the source of happiness. Click To Tweet
Still Searching for the Secret to Happiness
Finally, he thought he would find the secret to happiness from the learning of the world. He sought out professors, scholars and spent much time in the libraries of universities and places of higher learning. But he still did not find the happy life he searched for .
By this time he was about to give up.
Then, one day he met a man from the India who was the happiest man he had ever met. Just being around this man made him feel happy.
He decided happiness was sure to be found in the ancient wisdom of the India. He packed his bags and flew to Delhi to finally live a happy life.
The Wise Reveals The Secret to Finding Happiness
Upon his arrival he went straight to the wise man of the capital city. When he was finally able to meet with the wise man, he told him of his long journey and his quest to find personal happiness.
Said the young man, “I went to parties, amusement parks and nightclubs but I could not find happiness there.”
“I went to high mountain tops and low fertile valleys. I spent time on beaches, at the ocean and in the forests. But, I found no happiness there.”
“I studied at places of higher learning, listened to professors at universities and read books in many of the great libraries. But in all my searching near and far, I did not learn how to find happiness anywhere in this world”
“This long, world-wide search for happiness has led me to you, O’ wise man. I seek to know how to find my happiness here with you.”
The old man smiled and then chuckled out loud. “I am afraid you have not understood the nature nor the source of happiness.
“That happiness, which you are without, can only be found within!
“You will not find your happiness here, for you have brought your unhappiness with you!”
The traveler then asked, “So, where do I find happiness?”
“That my friend, it is entirely up to you.”
AUTHOR’S NOTE :
Here’s a quick list of more ways to be happy.
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