What do you Want to be happy?
What do you Need to be happy?
Our Wants can only come from outside ourselves.
Our Needs can only come from within ourselves.
No one ever Needs a big house, an expensive car, chic clothing, etc. Sure, they’re nice to have, but are they truly fulfilling? Do you Need them to actually be happy or are they a result of a Want?
According to the 2009 HPI (Happy Planet Index), the United States was ranked 114 of 143 polled countries in terms of Subjective Life Satisfaction, Life Expectancy, and Ecological Footprint. Many countries that are smaller, less wealthy, and had less financial opportunities than the US had much higher rates of happiness! So where does that happiness stem from?
Happiness begins and ends with “i” – the i’s ability to fulfill i’s Needs.
Be happy with self. Be happy within self. Love self.
A happiness [and love] with and of others will develop naturally when self happiness exists.
Consider this perspective for self and for others. We are all doing our best.