The Choice of Happiness

In all my many years on this Earth, I’ve come to find that in regards to happiness, you are going to be about as happy as you make your mind up to be. What does this mean? A lot of people believe happiness is dependant on what happens to you from day to day.

Happiness comes from the root word “happenstance” and so it is highly understood why someone would think this way. Happiness, however, isn’t dependant on what happens to you or how someone treats you. If your happiness is dependant on events that happen in your day to day life and the outcome of your interaction with others, you’re going to be a very miserable person.

In conclusion, I, Dana Sibilsky, know that happiness is indeed a choice. You have to decide to be happy. Have you ever seen the movie, “The Pursuit of Happyness” with Will Smith? What he says in the beginning of the film is powerful and I shall leave you with his quote. “It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking how did he know to put the pursuit part in there? That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it. No matter what. How did he know that?

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