Essay on Happiness Is An Inner Quality

1928 Words Sep 24th, 2015 8 Pages
Matthew Ma
Professor Tenisha Tevis
PAC’S 001
20 September 2015
“Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give - pleasure, possessions, power - but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy” (Buddha). A happy life is not a considered a life without adversity or anguish, but instead the powerful sense of contentment when getting through hardships. Such attitude will help one discern the difference between attaining happiness within oneself rather somewhere else. It is key for individuals to understand this concept in order to achieve genuine happiness. Some believe that there is a variation of factors that establish what happiness is. Whether it is biological, psychological, or social-cultural. I believe that all three factors must work cohesively in order to attain a balanced “happiness.” One of the most proven research findings about happiness is that because humans are social species, we must feel like we are part of a group that will love and support us. Belonging to a group helps one feel like they belong to something bigger, making them feel important. To have a source of identity. Being able to establish who you are is a huge step toward finding happiness. Happiness is found in the fulfillment of achieving what you want, being part of a good society, and knowing the…

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