There are 3 kinds of Happiness :

  1. Happiness from Things
  2. Happiness from Relations
  3. Happiness from Understanding

Happiness from Things

A tasty meal makes us happy. A chocolate makes us happy. A new bicycle or car, new clothes, toys, etc. makes us happy. These are the examples of happiness that we get from things.

The happiness that we get from things is short-term. It exists till the thing exists or the newness of the thing exists or someone else doesn’t get a better thing than you.

Happiness from Relations

Spending time with friends and family, having discussions with colleagues, playing with siblings, etc. are examples of happiness that we get from relationships.

This type of happiness is long-term. Our mutually fulfilling interactions with our loved ones gives us happiness which continues for long.

Happiness from Understanding

Knowing what we want in life, understanding how the existence is, being able to take right decisions are examples of happiness that we get from understanding.

This type of happiness is perpetual. Once we understand something, it is understood for ever and thus the happiness that we gain from understanding is also for ever.

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