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What Makes You Happy?

Dana Houser 0 Comments


Are You Happy?

Do you ever ask yourself that question? Or do you ask yourself why you’re not happy?

If you’re not.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but it seems like a lot of people in today’s world are unhappy. But they have fancy cars, nice clothes, warm homes and big t.v.’s. So it doesn’t really make sense. Or is it proof that stuff doesn’t actually make people happy?

Everyone is going a million miles an hour to get somewhere(that they most likely don’t want to be). I’m of course talking about working at a job they don’t like… or hate. And they don’t even really know how or why they ended up doing what they do for a job.

Then after work they have to get the kids to two or three different courts or fields for sports. And then they have to get food on the table for supper at 9pm when everyone is finally home. More times than not though, people are picking up a bag of grease and sodium from a fast food place that fills them up, but it also makes them feel worse. The fast food makes them fat and lethargic so they don’t feel like doing anything. Plus they beat themselves up for being fat. This also contributes to their unhappiness.

The Rat Race

A rat race is an endless, self-defeating, or pointless pursuit. It conjures up the image of lab rats racing through a maze to get the “cheese” much like society racing to get ahead financially.

But then what?

What do you do after you get the money? You have to know why you want it and how it’s going to change your life. After all, it’s the experiences of life that make us happy. Not the stuff. If you don’t know why you want something it doesn’t matter how you’re going to get it. Because the chances are great that you’re not going to get it. You’re not going to pursue anything in life without a big enough reason. A big enough why.

People get so busy in the rat race, a race they never really wanted to be a part of in the first place, that they forget what they’re really living for in the first place. Their dreams get swept under the table and they get caught up trying to keep up with the Joneses. They’re worried about what everyone else is doing and about what everyone else is thinking about them. They let the wrong people influence them. People that aren’t really thinking about them at all.

The Perfect Combination

True happiness is achieved through a healthy combination. You have to be sound mentally and take care of yourself physically. It’s ok to be a little crazy, we all are. It’s the people who worry about it that have issues.

Start taking care of yourself and think about what it is that you’re truly passionate about. Light that fire that you had in you when you were younger, before life started kicking your ass and distracting you from the lifestyle you truly wanted to create.


This movement of people doing more and having more but being more unhappy has been going on for a long time. But you can turn that around for yourself at any given moment.

Watch the video below from Jack Lalanne about unhappy people and how you can discover happiness again in a few simple steps.