Type “define happiness” into Google and it explains that to be happy is “feeling or showing pleasure or contentment”. Sounds like a bit of a dry and one dimensional description, doesn’t it? Perhaps how one would try to explain happiness to a robot, or an alien. It’s commonly described as an emotion, or a mood, although some think that’s too simplistic. Happiness means different things to different people and, consequently, each of us derives happiness differently. No surprise then that it’s difficult to convey the enormity and complexity of happiness within a few succinct words.
While it may be difficult to define happiness satisfactorily, it’s something we are all familiar with. Sure we might not feel happy right now, but all of us have felt it at some point.
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