I've been told lately "You're so lucky to be so happy", and "I'm jealous of your happiness".
But... what is happiness?
I remember in psychology class the teacher asked "Who wants happiness?" and everyone in the class raised their hands wanting happiness. Then when he asked "Who knows what happiness is?" no one rose their hand.
Happiness is something that everyone wants, but no one knows what it is.
I want to know what happiness is that people are so jealous of, so I decided to search Yahoo.
There has to be an answer among the 282,004,247 search results.
Wikipedia says "Happiness is a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy. A variety of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources."
Hmm... this is pretty detailed, but there are so many components.
But while searching happiness, most of the answers that came up were how to obtain happiness. I don't want to know how to get it, I just want to know what it is.
So I decided to search "What is happiness" and I got 279,004,324 search results which is less than just happiness itself. Happiness is apparently like peeing in your pants, everyone can see it but only you can feel it's warmth.
Another website said "the term "happiness" refers to the emotion, mood, and state of happiness"
but that doesn't explain anything. All that says is that happiness means happiness. BUT WHAT IS HAPPINESS?
Then another website says "Happiness can mean different things to different people. For example, for one person it may mean being in a relationship whereas for someone else it may mean feeling you have the ability to handle whatever life throws at you."
That still doesn't really explain anything.
After searching some more another definition I found was "Happiness is a state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy".
I think this definition is probably a more defined definition.
If that is happiness, having emotions of joy, then I get that from watching my silly Arashi shows and dramas.
If people are so jealous of my happiness, then it's easy to obtain. Just watch dramas and silly Arashi shows. But then again, happiness can mean different things for different people. So then what people are jealous of is my ability to be easily content from watching dramas and Arashi?
Happiness. I still don't know what there is to be jealous of, and how lucky you think I am to have it.
Happiness. If you want it I don't know how to give it to you so that you can stop longing for it.
Happiness. Maybe I don't really even have it.
Happiness. Maybe you know the definition to it.
Happiness. Even after searching Yahoo, I still just don't know what it is.