You might have read and heard a lot about happiness and from psychology to philosophy, various theories of happiness have targeted on problems of satisfaction, contentment and also spiritual liberation. But happiness is one of the most subjective mental state and various factors can be at play when a person is really happy. Whereas fear or anger might be defined with certain behavioral patterns and physical reactions, this is not so for happiness and that is how happiness is so subjective. For instance one pack of biscuits could make a kid happy whereas another kid might prefer a couple of biscuit pack to feel truly happy.
So why we are feeling happy?
Happiness is usually linked with some sort of attainment and gain. When we attain or achieve, we feel contented and this triggers happiness. The attainment doesn’t have to be material, it can also be spiritual. It can also be physical and bodily, just as an insomniac person might feel happy, after a decent night’s sleep. So, in defining happiness we have to locate a certain material, physical and spiritual attainment or gain and the contentment arising as a result of this attainment. The question will arise whether is possible to be happy without any attainment. The query might arise whether it’s possible to be happy without any getting something and this attainment don’t have to be quick and might be related to any past achievement. Now, you might say that you do know someone who is always happy without any particular reason. It’s that you have not found out the perfect reason for the happiness.