24 Jun Myths and misconceptions about happiness
Despite what many newspapers, colour magazines, Hollywood movies and TV shows would have us believe, happiness does NOT come from wealth or income, or even material possessions such as fast cars of large plasma TV screens. It’s not directly associated with physical attractiveness or even intelligence. And believe it or not, happiness does not depend on the type of cola you drink, the type of jeans you were or even the model of mobile phone you use!
Happiness is, unfortunately, very misunderstood and as a result, many people see it as elusive.
But happiness need not be elusive if it’s sought in an appropriate and realistic way. Happiness is NOT, for example, something you’ll experience in the future. It can only be experienced now. Happiness is not something you’ll experience when you have more (money, things, what ever), it can only be experienced when you appreciate and are grateful for what you have now.
As we say at The Happiness Institute, achieving happiness requires nothing more than practicing a few simple disciplines on a daily basis. For help learning and applying these disciplines, check out our products and courses.