“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” –John Lennon
This is not just a quote, but a true insight of our life. The root cause of any of our problems are linked with being unhappy.
When I was a kid, there was no television, no tube light, and no mobile. Bibidha Bharati was one of the attraction in those days in radio. Load shedding was regular experienced since there was no inverter. Life was slow, but cool as per today’s standard. But I was unhappy (not only me, for everyone) in the aspiration of having all those what we have today.
But my daughter is still unhappy even after having all these since birth.
Same is applicable in every stage of life. In jobs, we are unhappy with the work, angry with boss, irritated with fellow colleague, dissatisfied with company owner and aspire to join other organization where everything is assumed to be perfect.
Alas, if this would have been true!
In one of our previous jobs, I had selected a guy in a salary of 5k per month. He was very happy while he joined the organization since he was earning 1.5K more than his previous assignment. But the situation reversed the moment one of his colleague joined. The new guy was recruited on 8K per month based on his last salary 7K. But the 1st guy became unhappy since in the same job role he is getting 3K lesser than his new friend.
If I have a Maruti alto, I am unhappy why I am not having Swift Dezire like my relative. But the desire fellow is also unhappy aspiring for Honda city.
We are not happy with whatever we have, we dream to achieve which rest of the people have and in effect keeps running.
But when we achieve some milestone, the desire goal post shifts and the unhappy story continues.
It is not easy to become happy. It is to be practiced for years. If we can achieve it, that will be the greatest glory of life.
Life is beautiful. Let us be happy and enjoy every moment of life.