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The Root of Happiness

People say that eyes are the window of a person’s heart. I agree, as long as it doesn’t claim that eyes are the only window available. By looking at people’s eyes, however, we can also take a guess of how smart he or she is.

Action speaks louder than words, stronger than eyes. So, to me action is the door to a person’s inner world. I can enter easier into a person’s heart by being in action in a couple of different circumstances with a person.

Whilst words, as appearance, can be deceiving, actions can be deceiving too, but it may tell a lot more about a person’s value and personalities. What we say is one thing, but what we do normally has a lot more dire consequences.

Happiness deals with a person’s heart. It’s also, however, highly affected by conditions of mind and soul. Conditions of body is another factor, but a person can still be perfectly happy regardless his or her body’s condition. It’s a mindset game; it’s how we see things that will make a difference.

Let’s ask ourselves whether we are happy persons, and why. Most of the answers are probably not quite that convincing. What’s the problem? Well, these are some of the possibilities:
  1. We seldom look into our inventories.
    Things that we have possessed or acquired to this date. Make a list, and we will be very surprised. Degrees we earned, places we visited, people we met, jobs we’ve ever been in, family we belongs to, food we enjoyed, goods and books we purchased, contributions we’ve given to the society, etc.
    Then, we need to look around, to the horizon, to the ravines. We may look to the sky also, but don’t be too long.

  2. We seldom ask ourselves things that we should do or should accomplish, or we shouldn’t do, that will make us happy or a little happier.
    We haven’t spent enough time to explore about who we are and who we want to be, what we want to possess and why, where we want to go and when and how, whom we want to be associated with, and so forth.
    Once we have identified them, only then we can work on them, one at a time.

  3. We might become a victim.
    We let other people control our lives, our future. We are forced to follow directions that are not in-line with our aspirations, and yet we do not dare to speak up, to voice out our feelings, our beliefs and do not ready yet to take consequences that will follow.
    In this case, we may need to formulate the arguments. Think about the package. Packaging is sometimes a lot more powerful than the content. It’s the way we convey it. Timing is also a crucial factor. The rest is our fate.

That’s a little breakfast for the mind. Now, would you mind sharing with me, and with the rest of the world, of what you think about the root of happiness, and unhappiness? I will listen.

, seorang pejalan musiman dan penyuka sejarah. Penduduk Jakarta yang sedang tinggal di Cikarang Utara. Diperbarui: June 08, 2007.

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