How Can We Get Happy?
200801424 Park Hyunbae
People want to be happy. Nobody wants not to be happy. There're so many people, so the standards of happiness are. But there's a kind of consensus of how to be happy; it is "Do what you want to do." It's related with self-fulfillment.
First of all, the concept of happiness is abstract and mental. In order to be happy, we do follow the most beneficial. Then how could we measure it? The size of the impression could tell. When we get impressed, something inside of us makes us react to it. How much we react to it can be the size of the impression, so maybe we can say that the bigger the size is, the more happy we are. And self-realization makes the size of impression most big.
Then, why do we feel happy when we fulfill something? It's connected with achievement. Let's suppose that we're back in our childhood, and we are playing with some puzzle game. If we are just looking it by other children finishing the puzzle, we may just feel "Hmm… they've done it well. Not bad." But if we finish it, maybe we may jump around yelling "Yeah! I've done it! I did it!" Just like this, all has the same story. 'I' accomplish something, 'I' get fulfillment, and 'I' feel happy. Nobody can bring my happiness.
Lastly, we should know how to complete something. When we get started on something, first we may have felt some interests and pleasant expectation about it. But as time goes by, sometimes it feels so boring, tiring, or hard that we even get to want to give it up. If so, it's the time to think again why we started it, that is it really what we wanted, and how satisfied we can get with it completed. If we choose to go on, then never give up. Make a new trail. The important thing is to concentrate on the goal, chase it, and approach in various ways to solve difficulties. In the end, sweet will come after all bitter.
Now everything is clear. Happiness isn't far. But there're not only sweet, easy ways, and there's also what we didn't know till we get devoted. However, it doesn't really matter that much, if the goal and the process leading to it are quite determined and well-planned. So let's get happy as "a doer."