Happiness is a condition which is reached by different paths. Each person can show us a new one. What it offers major problems is not to recognize these forms. The trickiest for many people is to realize things are not a sure ticket to happiness. And it would be helpful to demystify the allegedly to achieve it.
No marriage makes people happier. It is easy to see such a high rate of divorce, and coupled with them the resentment that is in the partners. Not to mention the adverse impact on the younger members of the family. To make matters worse, the fact that divorce does not happen does not mean that husbands are happy. It may be that quite the contrary, are more miserable.
The friendship does not make people happier. Among the friends are unpleasant enough to prove it. Between friends there are jealousy, betrayal and forgetfulness. In addition there are also many small differences that generate discussions and daily discomfort.
Beauty does not make people happier. Any one of us knows people very unhappy attractive. Some, especially women, end up taking their own lives. In contrast, among unattractive people abound blessed.
Neither age nor religious beliefs determine happiness, as there are happy and unhappy people of any age and religious inclination or not.
If genetics was a factor of happiness, we should see all family members happy or unhappy. And what’s more, there are always the same because happiness is not an immutable status as many claim to see. A person can spend a happy time in their lives and the next. Certainly there are people who are satisfied doing well. Others, however, suffer when they have to give part of his wealth to the less fortunate.
The intelligence does not guarantee happiness. Among the talented people, there are a lot of mental disorders. And many of them are not at all happy. Indeed, many individuals with a high IQ behave like misfits most of their lives. And finally we have the money, If the good economic situation ensures happiness else out. We would not see so many rich people among alcoholics and drug addicts, nor so many scandals and corruption, nor would so many wealthy people attending psychotherapy sessions. Furthermore, of course, not suicide would be easy to find.
However, that’s not what happens, in reality. Rather common among them is a new kind of unhappiness related to fearing of losing their position and privileges. Some of them live in an obsessive preoccupation with competition and obtain higher profits.
However, what nobody can deny being that there are marriages, friends, and rich, talented, beautiful and religious who are happy. Even that is the case whom these conditions may indirectly promote happiness. However, seldom do much less directly determine.
What is more likely is that the foster harmonious human relations. No matter if it is marital relations or friendship. It also helps directly to happiness feeling wanted or accepted, they have complied fully with what is considered a duty and power to achieve the long cherished dreams.