Thursday, September 25, 2008

How do I define happiness ?

While i'm reading 'eat, pray love' from Elizabeth Gilbert, in one chapter she asked this question to herself, tries to define what is happiness to her. Meanwhile, in order to find the answer she traveled to Italy, India and Indonesia. Italy represents to food , pleasure, in India she seeks God and religion and in Indonesia, she tried to found out the balance between all those two. The magic I's, as she said.

This is a good book, even though, i still read third of it :p.

and back to question, how do I define happiness? and I still couldn't exactly answer that.

Family, best friends, traveling, lover, works, God may be the answers. But i have quite plenty experiences when i got in deep sadness because some of them. however, i conclude, those things could not guarantee my happiness.

My life is full with my own expectations which sometimes neglected myself to truly enjoy happiness itself.

or maybe just like Liz, I should first define what I really like to do before i can define happiness. and this another question comes out....

What I really wanna do... to make me happy.

this is what pop out in my mind:

1. traveling.

2. meet my dear best friends and have holiday together :)

3. holiday

4. holiday

well, it isn't good to think something like this in 2 days before lebaran’s holiday. :D

well, sudahlah. think about this later. :D

however, I really recommend this book. It’s entertaining your soul J

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i think a part of happiness is skill to retain our carnality and wants

and the essence of fasting, as far as i know, is rehearsal for us to feel the "example" of happiness

Happy Eid Mubarak :)