When asked about happiness, we adults always have a complicated concept. Little children are always expected to learn from the adults around them. But, there is one thing which we adults need to learn from children. That is, being happy! Being happy like a child!
This is the thought which made me hit the streets and ask the same questions from children and adults and compare their answers. And guess what? The results astonished me! See for yourself –
Question 1: When you think of happiness, which colour comes into your mind and why?
The colour red because I love red roses and whenever I perform well, my teacher gives me a red star on my hand.
|The colour yellow because I love this colour. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the colour yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. Yellow inspires the original thought.|
Question 2 – When do you think you are happier – When you buy something or when you meet someone you love and why?
|When I meet someone I love because I can play with them and also I can share my feelings with them. I can play with toys too but I can’t share my feelings with my toys.||Being happy is an activity which everyone is capable of doing but only a handful expertise in it! I indeed hate shopping, so I feel the happiest when I meet my loved ones, because I am free to share my experiences with them and have fun to the maximum extent.|
Question 3 – On a scale of 1 to 10, how happy are you and why?
|I would say 7 because of the amount of study pressure we have these days.||An 8 because I am happy most of the time because I can do whatever I want to. Also, I strongly feel there is a solution to every problem in life. I am a person who doesn’t believe in perfect living.|
Question 4: What is one little thing which makes you happy?
|One little thing which makes me happy is gifts from my daddy and my friends.||It’s really a pleasure when I see my son smiling after I return from my office. All my stress just simply vanishes away.|
Question 5 – What is or was the happiest time of your life?
|Whenever I go out with my family.||My early married life was the best time of my life because that is the time of your life when you are free. There are no responsibilities and also, it’s a very new phase of your life and who doesn’t enjoy new things?|
So what does happiness mean for you? Tell us here in comments.
Views presented in the article are those of the author and not of ED.