Three years ago, Ms.Yoon-hee Choi, known as "the Pastor of Happiness" killed herself with her husband. She left the suiside note saying that she had struggled because of illness. It gave a huge shock to entire country because she was a quite famous lectruer telling people the importance and way of living happy life. The suicide of happiness pastor gave us a lot of thinks about happiness, because many people in Korea thought that she was the happiest woman in the world. She always mentioned the importance of laughing, and many people say that people are not laughing because of happiness, but they are happy because of laughing. But, we should think about what make people laugh "REALLY", since we know the happiest woman in the nation, we suppose, killed herself.
First, we have to realize that life doesn't always go as we want, and acknowledge it. There are so many books on happiness, success, meaning of life, and so on, but life isn't just like the book. Sometimes we may think that if we live just the way as the good book suggests, we can live happily, but as everybody knows, that's not at all. We need to admit that life is full of variables and not everyone around us is not good people. If not, we are easy to be hurt from anything is not on the fairy tales.
And then, we should be optimistic about things around us even though these were not in the book. As mentioned above, there are so much variables and many bad things can happen in our lives. We know that world is getting worse to live. But we should keep our mind optimistically, and have hopes for better world. Even though our lives are too tough to live, there still are so many good things around us. We have our family, friends, some foods which are really delicious, or movies seem so funny. After admitting the toughness of the life, we should accept good things still remaing around us.
Above all, the most important thing to be happy is finding the meaning of our lives. If we don't have the meaning in our lives, we cannot be happy at all no matter what we have. we should live for something each of us think that is worthing spending whole life in it. That can be a job, health, relationship, charity, religion, or so many things. It is not important what somebody else think about your own value. We should consider only ourselves when thinking about the meaning of the life, to be a really happy person.
Everyone wants to be happy. Everyone wants to tell somebody "I am happy". That's why so many people want to earn money a lot, to buy things to make other people think that he/she is happy. But that's not the way of happiness. We should admit the truth of life, be optimistic against all odds, and find the meaning of life. That's the way to be happy.