“A great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness.” Fontenelle, a French philosopher, once said. There may be nobody who doesn’t want to be happy, but people seek happiness in the distance. However, happiness is not that far away. We can find it in our daily lives.
First of all, delicious food can make us happy. When we sit in one of famous restaurants, we can hear people’s exclamation of delight everywhere. Smiling and laughing, they seem to enjoy their meal. In my case, when I am depressed or stressed out, I eat spicy food or sweet things. As I eat those things, I forget whatever worries or troubles me. While eating an excellent meal or dessert, I get energy so I feel better. I think that’s why a lot of people visit popular restaurants.
However, our loved ones can make us happier. Though delicious food can help us become happy to some extent, it will be no use if we are alone. Aristotle said that “Man is a social animal.” In fact, no man may become happy alone. Relationship is one of most important elements in life. Without friends or family, people cannot be encouraged, supported or comforted. In the end, they feel lonely, which makes them unhappy.
In addition, pursuing the vision is important to be happy. When people don’t have any aim or vision of their own, they don’t know what to do and become at a loss. A vision is a kind of one’s realized hope. Those who have hope can feel happy while trying to make their hope come true. When I entered the university, I was anxious at first because I had already accomplished my goal. So I began to think about my vision and after finding it, I have been happy to pursue it.
We can feel happy with delicious food, good relationship and obvious vision. Having a great meal with family and thinking about my vision with my close friends, therefore, make me happy. Happiness is not far from us, so most important is to try to be happy at every point of life.