Is it possible to be happy? Many people want to know if they can be happy.Â Happiness is an emotion that was far more common in the past than it is now.Â Why is that? Is it no longer possible to feel joy out of life?
Call me a cynic, call me a pessimist, or call me a party pooper but I think it is much harder to be happy than it was five or ten years ago.Â The unemployment rate is the highest that it has been in over a quarter century, foreclosure rates are through the roof, and people are having a harder and harder time making it.
In the past, it was easy to be happy.Â Your job was all but guaranteed. If you wanted something, you didn’t have to wonder how you would pay for it – you just bought it and rested easily knowing that your income would more than cover the expense.
On the other hand, we need to find our own happiness.Â Being happy doesn’t mean that you have to have things or even have a job or money.Â This means that you look at your life and cherish the good and pay less attention to the bad.
So is it possible to be happy? I think it’s possible. I think it’s hard, but if you truly want happiness you can obtain it.