Happiness is perhaps one of the most used and misused words nowadays. There are scores of different pieces of advices out there on “how to become happy”, “how to lead a happy life”, “how to be happy inside” and so on.
I agree that we are the only ones who are responsible for our happiness (like for anything else in our lives). I also agree that being happy means being “here and now”. I do believe that happiness is an existential state of a soul, and is not preconditioned by anything. Besides, I have a favorite recipe for cooking happiness.
It is very simple.
The best way to become happy is make someone else happy.
This sounds like a paradox, but it’s true. You can never get more than you give.
You can practice this anywhere and on anyone – your family, your loved ones, even strangers.
Just try it. 🙂