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Define Your Happiness

I were tagged by AngelBaby from Your Caring Angels. However, please forgive me for my different kind of tag. I cannot help but to write a little about happiness. By the way, I am glad to tag along my friend: Hye from Space of Reality. She has a lot of heavy stuffs (karma, describing red color to blind man (!), life, etc) going on in her blog, so I just want to know whether she is happy or not. haha..

You Are 88% Happy

It's unlikely that you know anyone happier than you.
You know how to be happy, no matter what life throws at you.
How Happy Are You?

What is that will make you happy? A new husband or wife? A new house or car, more money or to be better looking? A praise from your special friend or supervisor, a raise in salary or just after bump into someone beautiful? Maybe you are a young person and your definition of happiness is to find a special someone and get married and have children. Maybe you are single and love being one. The question that interest me the most is, how do you define happiness?

I am sure that your definition is totally different from others with regard to the best ways of achieving happiness of yourself. However, there are several theories constituting to the main source of happiness. I extracted some of them from Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethnics:
  • Certain goods, such as life and health are necessary preconditions for happiness and
  • Others (wealth, friends, fame, honor) are embellishments that promote or fill out a good life for a virtuous person, but that it is the possession and exercise of virtue which is the core constitutive element of happiness.
Anyone can argue that even without wealth you can also be happy. Ample materials are readily available from the lives of many people to prove that wealth is not equal to happiness. Level of happiness of individuals are different from others. Some only be content with the highest achievement in their career or study, some already satisfy with an average needs. In the persuasion of physical enjoyment we get direct feedback. With emotional enjoyment we often have a barrier of beliefs and assumptions filtering our efforts.

Is there a problem in seeking happiness according to assumptions and beliefs? Not really, unless you have followed the criteria in the mind and your pursuit led to unhappiness. Is it possible that we can cheat our mind to make us happy? I believe we could. After all, we are the one who chooses our own happiness. You are the one to decide who you want to be and what you want to do.

One of the things that make me happy is being appreciated. I would like to take a few lines of this post to express my gratitude for given two awards last week. Hye from Space of Reality and Angelbaby from Your Caring Angels were kind enough to give me a Certified Honest Blogger award and another Interesting Blog award. (The awards can be seen at the right side of this blog) Thank you so much for given me an opportunity to feel happy :D

How do you define your own happiness? It doesn't matter whether it is your long time goal or the simplest thing that will make you happy, just define it for me! My definition of happiness other than being appreciated is:
I define happiness when my mood is high and everything else seems beautiful. Funny isn't it? hehe
How about you? Let us know!

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AngelBaby said...

Wow, That's what I like so much about you .... give you the ball and you run with it. This is great! I love how you did the tag! You really had fun with this didn't you.

Love and Blessings,

Daisy said...

I am happy when I have Temptations in my tummy and toys to play with. My Mommie is happy when she is holding me in her arms.

Sweetiepie said...

Happiness is being loved and loving.I think its different for everyone.Hope to hear the best answer for this.

bluecrystaldude said...

hi angelbaby

yes, as a matter of fact, I do enjoy making this entry. I am excited to know more about what others' definition on happiness.

Thanks for tagging me :DD

bluecrystaldude said...

hi daisy,

with a mommy nice like yours, no wonder yours pictures are all happy or nice (sometimes you do look like you are hungry :)

bluecrystaldude said...

hi sweetiepie,

Yup! I am so thrilled waiting for other answer. In fact, I cant sleep last night and being waiting any comment until around 4am before I doze off in front of my laptop. lol. My happiness level right now is as high as a dwarf

ikanmelayu said...

hi... just membalas lawatan awak to my blog the other day... thanks.. and this is a very interesting blog... sometimes quite heavy.. dut definitely quite insightful.

Hye said...

Hello Bluecrystaldude,

Thanks for tagging me.. I will post an article if I am happy and what makes me happy on my next posts. maybe tomorrow :D Just finished my post today about love at first sight... so this tag will be for tomorrow.

Congratulations for being happy.. hehehe.

Space of Reality

WoW said...

i guess very few 'normal & ordinary' people appreciate what they have now only when they become abnormal or disabled then they may understand what is the most fundamental of happiness in life. It's not all about monetary wealth, fame, honour, it's all about one's health which is the most precious and happiest thing in life.

waliz said...

i'm 80% happy...
You are a very happy person. Generally, you feel content and that all is right with the world.
Occasionally, you have a down day - but you have the ability to pick yourself right back up.

whatever it is..only YOU can make yourself happy..not other people..!

jimi said...

Wah, so much happiness ya?

Thanks for dropping by, ya.

waliz said...

hi bluecrystaldude..
come n get your tag..if u want to...:D

Leon said...

I'm 76% happy. Turns out I'm happier than I thought.

bluecrystaldude said...

Thanks ikanmelayu

Ye ke heavy? hehe.. ok2.. I will try to post more light post next time :D

bluecrystaldude said...

hehe Hye

Thanks for your congratulation. I will definitely come by your page. :D

bluecrystaldude said...

well said wow

I agree with you. Aristotle's ideas in the Nicomachean Ethnics also stated it. Certain goods, such as life and health are necessary preconditions for happiness. Without it, I don't think we are able to enjoy other form of happiness :D

I do sometimes forget how lucky I to be healthy. *sigh*

bluedreamer27 said...

hello buddy
hmmm hapiness for me is something that will put a curl in your lips
and something that will cover your sadness

bluecrystaldude said...

bluedreamer, like a SMILE? hehe. I love to smile. (if you haven't noticed) Thanks for your opinion! :DD

bluedreamer27 said...

yeah smile express a million thoughts than laugh

Rolando said...

I don't know if I'd want to be 100% happy. I think I'd want to know pain, suffering, loss, anger, etc. to know that I'm a human being with a complexity of emotions and traits. It's what makes all of us special.

Of course when I'm sitting here blogging and being with loved ones, then yes, I'd like to be as happy as I can be so we can all be happy together. Ahhh life :)

ratu syura said...

I agree with rolando.. it would be kinda psychotic to be 100% happy! LOL! But yeah, of course everyone would wanna be happy on a certain level. Glad you are! :)

bluecrystaldude said...

Hi ronaldo,

Wow. I never thought bout that. I have noticed some people who did this test of happiness says they are 100% happy. I am not sure they cheated on the test or not, but I wonder if they do have other feeling left. lol

bluecrystaldude said...

Hi ratu syura

Thanks. I hope you are happy too! :DD

mr_viruz said...

ur 88% happy huh well ur hapier than me well congrtas and stay being happy always

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