Discussion in 'On Topic' started by mikecraig26, Jan 14, 2009.
I just wanted to know your thoughts on this.
To me happiness is where you're in at least a content mood and satisfied with everything going on around you majority of the time.
& are you from SoCal? TOHS?
I was going to say non-existent
Just because you can't perceive it doesn't mean it's not thar, tho ...
Happiness is a biological state perpetrated by neurotransmitters such as dopamine. Psychologicaly, the behavior, or behaviors which induce happiness (assuming biological stability or balance is achieved), reducing distressing events or stimuli, and decreasing unusual stress that is not constructive. Constructive stress can in-fact increase happiness as an emotional state.
How one sees themselves as well as the people they surround themselves are also two major factors that influence self esteem, and reinforce internal frames of reference which support and maintain a higher probability of happiness.
Happiness is a temporary state, it is not intended to be ever present. Happiness thus is defined by a state of being present - neither future or past seem to be recognized by the present --, emotionally aroused, whether subtle or overt, and often a state of "flow" is not far away. Activities which challenge us, but are just near the height of our competence are those which provide the most probable opportunity to "lose oneself" in the activity. Engaging intellectual, physical, or what some call "spiritual" can induce joy, peace and happiness.
Happiness is a state of being, where Maslow's heiarchy of needs are not necessarily all present, but the fundamental bottom must be, including necessities physiologically. Breathing is an example. The more needs are met, the greater probability of happiness. Saftey, Love, Self Esteem, or esteem of others etc.
Therefore Happiness is a conscious state. I am happy when I know I am happy.
For me it's when I have more good things happening than I do stressful things or worries. So I guess it's a balance type of thing and I haven't been happy for a while...
For me: being content, with little to no worries.
I hope you find happiness soon...
For me, it's being content with where I am in life, and having the right people in my life.
Give me my friends, family, and a good girl at my side, and I can do anything