Thursday, May 08, 2008

What Is Happiness?


I sometimes wonder if the sea is happy… Why the sea?! Because I think it had everything it needs… it’s full of water… it’s vast… it has neighbors all the time… some inside and some outside… always surrounded by people and creatures… loving its tranquility and fearing its rage… it links between continents and carries people between them… it lies on earth… and… touches the sky … it swallows disgrace… and dilutes pain… Briefly, I think the sea misses nothing… but is this enough to be happy?
Happiness can mean different things to different people. For example, for one person, it may mean being in a relationship, whereas for someone else it may mean feeling you have the ability to handle whatever life throws at you”,
What is Happiness?

Mena Mostafa

13 comments:

Mohamed Al-Khazendar said...

What are you asking about?
there is nothing called happiness :)

hOSAM said...

sea is not happy. why?
because it never leaves.. always comes back.. no matter how much money they offer on the other shore :D

Scorpion said...

for me happiness is to buy the 175 meters apartment instead of my 135 which i can hardly pay its installments

hOSAM said...

scorpion it's your mistake in the beginning, why buy a huge 135appartment

Scorpion said...

i'm ambitious by nature

hOSAM said...

That's it mena.. that's why people are not happy, becuase they are ambitious :P

"I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed. I hate most people"

Hosam Kamel said...

about Happiness 'You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of'

Ayat said...

Happiness is a mood that suddenly overtakes me and suddenly goes away too. Happiness is being able to think that tomorrow can be fine, and live today to the utmost...
But is happiness what really matters? Sometimes I feel I need peace more... Maybe because the abrupt fluctuating happiness suffices... but peace is needed all the time... and a degree of satisfaction that lets me bear life... and still makes me aspire to more... an incomplete satisfaction that would leave enough place to ambition.

Ayat said...

And about the 135 vs 175 meter appartment... I have moved from a less-than-100-meter appartment in a typical-middle-class neighborhood to an almost 150 meter one in eltagamo3 el7'ames... and believe it or not, that is not what happiness is about... what you are thinking of is just a little bit of luxury...

Ayat said...

Happiness is that moment in the first passenger seat next to the microbus driver.. on the top of Elnozha bridge... at the beginning of night... It is watching lilghts of cars and lampposts all the way down the bridge and a moderate breeze of air touching faces softly... It's the whole ride in the front passenger seat in microbus going at utmost speed at night.

Mena Mostafa said...

It seems I am still trying to catch this microbus!

أحمد كمال said...

Happiness truly means a different thing to each person. Happiness is something that is made from within.

PS. I know a nice 180m apartment for rent for the highest price, happiness guaranteed :)

Mohamed said...

Happiness means peace of mind and fear of ALLAH and always feel good with what we have and not looking for things in others hands:)