Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR PEOPLE! 🙂
To start off my blogging-journey this year, I want to talk about this quote I found in one of my apps as I was browsing for new phone wallpaper the other day. The quote goes like this:
With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy? – Oscar Wilde
When I first read it, I just simply thought ‘Oh wow, that is so true. I love those things’. HAHA. But then after a while, I started thinking about the words and I realized how relatable it is.
Everybody wants to be happy. People find it in different places and things.
But over the time, I feel like this idea of being ‘happy’ has lost it’s meaning. Society started to set up the list of things you need to have to be happy. For instance, you need to be successful, you need to have countless cars, you need to have perfect body and many friends, etc. Hence, more people got trapped in this cage, THINKING that they’re happy after having all those things when in reality they might just FEEL empty.
However, I think happiness should not be measured just by the amount of things you have. Rather, it’s about how much gratitude you could feel from living your life.
Think about it this way, imagine that you don’t have anything you could be proud of right now. No house, no achievement, nothing. Will you still be happy? Because you should. You should be content just by being grateful of what you have, as happiness is a state of mind and attitude; it’s not a thing you can buy or work for.
Just like the quote by Wilde, one only needs to have freedom that is the sense of control upon his life, books that represents the access to knowledge and the outside world, flowers which allow people to enjoy nature and the earth, and lastly the moon which represents the ability to dream big! These things are affordable and available around us.
Do more of what makes you happy, and never regret anything. Everything happens for a reason and there’re always lessons to be learned in every experience.
Cheers for more happiness in 2016! 🙂