Happiness In A Christmas Carol

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Happiness: Starts with Being Yourself Happiness cannot be measured nor exchanged for anything. We all want happiness and a lot of it, whether it would be enjoying a day that is filled with excitement or looking forward to hanging out with your friends. Though, happiness is a hard concept to understand because everyone’s interpretation of happiness is different from others. Yet it is what people seek even when sadness is creeping upon us that we still want to be happy. According, to the Merriam Webster’s definition of happiness is that “happiness is the state of being satisfied or an experience that makes you happy.” People deserve to have happiness in their lives because everything gets better with time. However, there can be certain obstacles …show more content…
The movie, A Christmas Carol (2009) animated-version (also a novel written by Charles Dickens) illustrates the story of the cold-hearted, greedy, and bitter character of Ebenezer Scrooge. Who cares only about money and has a narrow perspective of Christmas. However, he gets visited by the following ghosts of Jacob Marley (Scrooge’s business partner), Christmas past, present, and future (also known as “yet to come.”) Throughout, this journey Scrooge has a change of heart and learns from his past mistakes to be happy and joyful of the little things that makes Christmas special. It is the allegorical meaning that it can be applied to our everyday lives (not only in the Christmas season as Dickens or other movie adaptations portrayed it) yet we must to find happiness not with materialistic items, but with things that hold great meaning to us even if they are little things that we can gather them up it becomes a significant meaning for us to …show more content…
Finding laughter or even a smile in our everyday lives is important because without it we would be really plain, dull, and boring individuals. Above all, everyone deserve to be happy, regardless of what we think now or question in the future because if we take the little things that we have now and gather them up. Then they will become reasons for us to keep going everyday and to continue to do our best no matter how bad a situation maybe that things can change for the better. Therefore at the end of the day, a person needs to make a decision about happiness based on three elements that they (the individual) need to agree on: They want it, earn it, and have what it takes to achieve

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