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How to Be Happy and The Pursuit of Happiness

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If you wish to be happy with your life, you need to understand the concept of yourselves.

First, you must learn to know yourselves, accept who you are, and understand your limitations, abilities, and possibilities to grow beyond your current circumstances.

Once you know what you are good at, you will find happiness through the knowledge that even though you may be bad at many things, there is one or multiple abilities in which you have more excellent capability.


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As active social media users, we are constantly bombarded with marketing messages and how good other people’s lives are.

We are addicted to shows like the Kardashians and real-life dramas. It is time to stop living vicariously through others.

An excellent quotation from Alexander the Great: He conquered most of the known worlds in his time.

He took the Persian Empire parts of Eastern Europe, the Aegean Sea, and got as far as India.

Alexander the Great died at age 33, and he made this insightful comment during the approach of his death: “When you bury my body, don’t build any momentum and keep my hands outside so that the world knows that the person who won the whole world had nothing in his hand while dying.”

The extraordinary interpretation of Alexander’s final words is that time is the only thing worth having at the end of our lives. Alexander the Great spent his time-fighting wars, and it highlights how important it is to live a fulfilling life that gives you meaning and satisfaction.

Also, awareness of the massive difference between satisfaction and happiness is imperative.

You can find immediate satisfaction in playing an eight-hour video game or eating a box of fried chicken.

True happiness comes from reading a book, making love to your partner, spending time with loved ones and doing work that brings long-term happiness that provides satisfaction.

If you are doing activities that make you feel sick inside or that your soul is hollow, this is because you may be doing work and doing activities that you know are slowly killing your soul.

It does not matter if you are 15, 25, 35 or even 95 years old; it’s never too late to start living your life and pursuing happiness.

Some people like Alexander can live more in 33 years than a person who lives 103.

Some people may only live a few years or a few decades, but the person who lives their life with 20 years has lived more of a life than someone who spends 90 years being afraid and not being who they truly are.

It’s better to live and die young, never to have lived and experienced what it means to be happy and pursue the dream of happiness.

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