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Pondering Happiness

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awake, we dream of the day
when dawn returns joy

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Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Questions that occur to me as I ponder happiness:

  • Can happiness be “unfound”? And if it can, does that mean it’s been lost or just remains unknown?
  • Is ignorance really bliss?
  • Is happy is as happy does?
  • And is there really such a thing as the Bluebird of Happiness?

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  • How do we quantify happiness? Will we know when we’ve reached peak happy?
  • Can we ever understand the path to happiness? Is it a result of tangible actions or just a function of brain chemistry?

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I can’t really answer my own questions but thanks to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie for challenging me to think about HAPPINESS  and to Sue’s Photo Challenge for leading me to the Bluebird of Happiness 🙂

15 thoughts on “Pondering Happiness”

  1. I just reread some of your 2018 blog posts about procrastination and writers block. Good stuff!

    On Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 1:31 PM Tina Stewart Brakebill wrote:

    > Tina Stewart Brakebill posted: “happiness unfound awake, we dream of the > day when dawn returns joy Questions that occur to me as I ponder happiness: > Can happiness be “unfound”? And if it can, does that mean it’s been lost or > just remains unknown? Is ignorance really bliss? Is hap” >

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  2. Happiness CAN be unfound if the thing that is making you happy (and assuming that it is a “thing” and not the quality of your life and spirit) suddenly turns out to be false or wrong. But real happiness isn’t a “thing.” It’s the quality of the life you live, the creatures, human and otherwise, who live there with you. There’s an old saying that “you can’t make someone happy.” We all try, at least sometimes because we really want happiness for those we care about, but while we make cause a smile, a life … happiness really does come from within. You can help fix something that is broken. The gift of money when someone is dead broke can rally solve a big problem and definitely improve the happiness factor … but mostly, the best thing we can do is help someone find what it is within them that will make them happy. Does this make sense or am I just jabbering on?

    As for that bluebird of happiness, I’ve been opining for a while that we seem to be very short of bluebirds. I know other people nearby who have them. I don’t know if they would make me happy, but I’d be REALLY glad to see them!

    And finally, there’s an advertisement on TV that promises if you take this single pill every day it will solve ALL your mental issues. No more excessive ups, downs, or mixed madness. One little pill (at a staggeringly high price) and all your problems go POOF. Joy and bluebirds and chocolate cake and freshly baked bread.

    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” He chortled in his joy. ‘

    And ignorance is ignorance.

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