Sunday, 27 March 2011

Day 38: The road to happiness

The road to happiness 
The road to happiness is a long and winding path
with ups and downs, hills and bumps,
there are roads, motorways and footpaths
some times people will slow you down
but don’t you ever stop and give up
this is where lessons are learnt
this is where your life will lead
this is where you find 
your happiness
on the road
not at the end
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Hello again audience,today's blog I thought it would be a good idea to start with a poem and I tried to shape it like a road :) I thought I good question for today's blog is that does happiness have to be earned or is it just given or received? I believe that happiness has to be earned by working hard you will get the most out of life even though some people are there just to muck it up for you. I hope everyone is enjoying their lazy Sunday today's one will not be so lazy for me as I will begin my work for my assignment :P But until next time I hope you all have a good week! and continue on your road to happiness.

Now some random facts!

Happiness is a mental state of well-being characterized by positive emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. A variety of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources.
The science of happiness endeavors to apply the scientific method to answer questions about what "happiness" is, and how we might attain it.
Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion. Happiness in this older sense was used to translate the Greek Eudaimonia, and is still used in virtue ethics.

Happiness economics suggests that measures of public happiness should be used to supplement more traditional economic measures when evaluating the success of public policy. 


  1. Crystal Metzler27 March 2011 at 21:10

    Lovely pictures today. Something about a long winding road! Endless and hopefull of reaching your destination. I like seeing your road signs too! Isnt it funny how they differ from state to state? :) loved the poem too! I think your question today is a tough one. It depends on what each persons view of happiness is? Some people are perfectly happy being homeless and broke, or alone, or rich, and some aren't? I would look at a homeless poor person and think "how can they be happy?" but some of them are? I love this quote and use it often: "what you put into life, is what you get out of it" and i think that is very ture. Some are happy doing and getting the bare minimal, some are happier working hard and getting more out of life! I dont work as hard as id like and am not happiest in my financial life, but i am very happy in my family and personal life! So i am 50/50 right now. Lol

  2. Thinking about it life really is like a long and winding road, as in you go through different stages. Sometimes its lonely and dark and other times its lit up with the amazing scenery that surrounds it. We may encounter obstacles along the way but ultimately we just have to keep on going until we reach our destination.
    On the subject of happiness, I do think it has to be earnt the majority of the time to gain our self fulfilment, whatever that may be, but life can throw us little surprises which can bring happiness.