there was once a group of young people searching everywhere for happiness but what they got was only annoyance, grief and misery.
so they socrates for advice on where happiness but giving any answers, socrates asked them to help with building a first. the group of guys had to the task, laying aside their own business of seeking happiness. it took them a long time to cut down a tall tree, gouging out (挖空) the center. through painstaking effort, they made a canoe out of the tree. they launched the canoe into a river, and then together in it, singing with .
socrates asked, “my children, do you have happiness now?” they answered in chorus: “we be happier!” socrates , “that’s it! you are too busy pursuing something to notice anything bitter, happiness will occur.”
from the story i got to know that happiness hides behind every tiny thing that you are involved in, and that you may only get pleasure through work and creativity.
we may have to pain in our daily life and in the process of happiness. sometimes we t to look for happiness in things, like a new car, clothes, etc. true long term happiness, however, comes from within our and spirit. so why not turn suffering into life, and tears into the light in your heart? only in this way can we make it through and find true happiness.
so my dear fris, just remember happiness is a state of mind and a matter of , and i you all a life of happiness.
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