Monday, June 2, 2014

Being Happy means rewarding yourself.

Happiness is invisible but it is bigger than any other creature in the world. Money can buy big houses, fancy cars, expensive models and even our body parts like kidney but it cannot buy happiness in any form. Everybody can make money by doing any kind of things but to get happiness we can’t do anything, happiness comes from our heart not from the money you have. Bhutan is not a very rich country and people living in Bhutan are not very rich but I am sure they are not very tensed like people of Afghan, Iraq and Middle East countries where many wars and murders take place. Money has fulfilled many of the people’s dreams but it never had made people happy all the time.
Google: Life and Happiness
Rich nations like United States of America, China and Japan have lots of money. They do things very easily and gain attention from the whole world in a short period of time but they had never gained other nations and peoples happiness through their power. To cite an example, In Bhutan, couples are free to make any numbers of child but in China they have one child policy and it does not make them very happy when natural freedom is being ruled by the pathetic man-made culture. As stated in the article Sandra Bullock Trade,” The relationship between happiness and income is complicated, and after a point, tenuous. It is true that poor nations become happier as they become middle-class nations. (Brooks, D. 2010). Though Bhutan is not very rich but then foreigners are astounded to explore more about Bhutan because of its unique culture, beautiful natural scenes and fresh environment. Whereas in countries like China, people are more attracted in wealth and being one of the richest, they live in crowded surrounding and they have many problems like traffic jam, flood, erosion, heavy snow fall and many other social problems.
Researchers have found that people of USA are not happier than they were in 1975, although living standards have doubled. Likewise similar cases have been found in Britain and Japan.In the book, Happiness: Lessons from a new Science, it says that “As poor countries, like India, Mexico, The Philippines, Brazil and South Korea have experienced economic growth, there is some evidence that their average happiness has risen. The reason is clear, extra income is really valuable when it lifts people out of sheer physical poverty. (Layard, R. 2002). When under developed countries experience development the countries average happiness rate increase because there is improvement in their living standard. In Bhutan happiness is given more preference than wealth and as a result businessweek reflects Bhutan as the world’s 8th happiest country and it was based on our unique culture, small population, fresh environment and the existence of gross national happiness.
Doing things can bring us more joy than having things. We can have everything we want but it is not permanent. Within no time it might vanish as said “wealth has no value.” But to keep ourselves happy, we must do good things and be good. If we have too much of wealth, we won’t be happy because we may have the fear of losing it. Anything can happen at any time and when we lose things we get hopeless and as a result we can’t be happy. If we owns too much of money and wealth, there are high chances that we might be robbed or even murdered and for that reason we are tensed about it most of the time in which it doesn’t keeps us happy.
 To make the society a happy one, everyone in living in and around it must stay happy and for a happy society, cooperation is really needed. The new science of happiness starts with a simple insight: We're never satisfied. "We always think if we just had a little bit more money, we'd be happier," says Catherine Sanderson, a psychology professor at Amherst College.(Futrelle, D. 2006). Happy and peaceful country follows the theme “One Nation One People” so for that reason they are happy most of the time and they doesn’t care much about money and wealth. As of October23, 2013, Denmark was crowned the happiest country in the world based on six basic criteria. The criteria’s are large GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy at birth and a lack of corruption in leadership. But also essential were three things over which individual citizens have a bit more control over: A sense of social support, freedom to make life choices and a culture of generosity. To be happy wealth is not the necessity, but the quality of the nation in terms of its transparency is considered.
Happiness is the basic need for every people living in this world. There is no one who doesn’t want happiness as well as money but when money comes in between happiness and the society, it doesn’t make a good contribution. Although people fulfil their dreams through money but it sometimes becomes the main culprit to bring sadness too. As said, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”, we feel that rich people are always happy because we see them happy from their physical expression but it is not really true. They are always worried about their wealth and they are not even in a good mood to sleep when they have too much of wealth and money because it has no value after all you lost it. Happiness is the universal medicine when the people are sad and on the other hand money is the key source for the people to survive in this modern world, any way they are not always hand in hand but both are needed so we must make a good adjustment between this two and make ourselves happy.

No comments:

Post a Comment