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International Day of Happiness, also known as World Happiness Day, is celebrated every year on March 20. The International Day of Happiness has been observed by the UN every year since 2013 to recognize the significance of being happy in people’s lives all across the world.t is coordinated by Action for Happiness, a non-profit movement of people from 160 countries. 

A fundamental objective of human life is happiness. This objective is acknowledged by the UN General Assembly, which calls for “a more inclusive, egalitarian, and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples.”

What is Happiness to you?

Happiness can be found everywhere. Being happy is your choice. Happiness is a succession of small pleasant moments. It means you are healthy and can do things you wish to pursue. When you feel happy, you feel well irrespective of whether you are well or unwell. 

Being happy is a mental state. When we are joyful, it makes it easier for us to greet each day with renewed energy. Knowing that we are at peace and stable also makes us happy. Spending time alone, taking in music or movies, hanging out with friends, reading a good book, talking to family, or simply doing nothing can all make you feel happy. There are many ways to describe happiness. You are happy in moments of joy. 

What makes a person happy?

Smiling at small moments to cherish them and make someone feel special can make someone happy. But do we make people happy with our small gestures or do we just mind our own business? Can we make other people happy? Why are people not happy?

How does our happiness depend on other people?

Why do we think that only others can make us happy? Why does people’s mental stability dependent on their partners? People should learn to carry themselves. Our happiness should start with us. Happiness is how we feel about ourselves when we are by ourselves. 

How to Find Happiness Beyond Material Possessions?

Have you ever considered how simple it is to rely on materialistic things to make us happy? Certain things, like wonderful friendships, laughs, experiences, love, dreams, and so much more, cannot just be purchased from stores.

The inverse relationship between a happy life and materialistic possessions

We try to correlate our fleeting happiness with purchasing things we may not even need because we live in a materialistic environment. Happiness comes from a sense of stability and that is when we have financial security. Living simply promotes greater freedom and fewer worries, which ultimately results in greater happiness. Before you start to become cluttered with things, concentrate more on long-term objectives and consider minimizing your materialistic possessions. Gratitude is a way to be happy or we can say we feel happy if we express our gratitude towards the universe, towards people who help, and towards all who have made us enjoy little moments in life. Gratitude beats materialistic desires. 

Why being happy is important?

A happy life is not only about feeling good. It encourages productivity, and a healthy body, and mind. Making the most of the good times while also being able to deal with the inevitable difficult times in a productive manner will help you live the most significant overall life you can. This is what it means to be happy. 

What is contentment?

Contentment means being happy with one’s materialistic possession and with who you are and how you are. Contentment promotes happiness. Having contentment does not imply that you have no desires; rather, it simply implies that you are happy with the way things are right now and have faith that things will work out for the best in the future.

Contentment differentiates between wants and needs. To live a happy and healthy life, one only needs to rely on the fullness of the present. Realizing that happiness isn’t derived from materialistic possessions leads to contentment frequently. Instead, happiness comes from within. Happiness can be sustained by making the right decisions. 

A Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard said, “Happiness is a deep sense of flourishing, not a mere pleasurable feeling or fleeting emotion but an optimal state of being.”

World Happiness Report

The World Happiness Report, which combines data from international surveys to report how individuals in more than 150 countries around the world rate their personal lives, turns 10 this year. A shining light in these gloomy times might be found in the Global Happiness Report 2022.   It is important to keep in mind that everyone wants to be happy and that people are capable of coming together to support one another when they are in desperate need as we fight the evils of disease and war.

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