We have infinite possibilities in life and our attitude and mental state is governed by our choices. If you have a goal, there are chances you will achieve it. If you have set your priorities right, you will see the desired result sooner or later. What you aim is what you achieve. If you are stressed, unhappy, directionless, you certainly have made some wrong choices that resulted in imbalance of priorities and the non-achievement of your ultimate goal – happiness. If you know your ultimate goal is happiness, you can achieve it by understanding the basics of life. Here are some examples.
1. Follow your passion: If you love doing something, you will do it with all your heart. The resultant joy will fill your heart with kindness, and you would love to share it with others. When you share, you multiply your happiness. Over the years, you will have a plenty of it. When you are in your twilight years, the joy of having followed your heart all life, will give you immense satisfaction. Like this chorus line dancer in the video, who’s 102-year-old now and is being shown videos of her prime time. The shine and happiness on her face when she’s recapping her glorious years, is an inspiration for all of us to do what we like and not what others tell us/expect us to do.
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2. Love and care selflessely: Suppose you make a choice to serve someone who can’t take care of himself/herself. You do it selflessely and never expect anything in return. Why? Because you like the feeling that comes after caring for someone selflessely. For example in this video a patient who was once suffering from paralysis gets fully recovered and meets her caregiver. The joy on this caregiver’s face is inexplicable. Can you match this joy with anything in the world?
3. Being kind and generous makes you happier than material things: A boy finds a Rs 50 note while playing. He picks it up and imagines himself buying eatables for himself. He takes his time to decide what he wants to do with the money. He reaches the market and looks at all the tempting things he wants to buy, and then something happens. The boy takes a decision and at the end of the video, the smile on his face is what everyone of us should aspire to get on our faces.
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4. Don’t give up on your life because someone somewhere is struggling to make ends meet: While suicide seems like an easy option to end all your problems, the real courage lies in confronting your troubles, throwing away the mental demons out of your mental sphere and lead a life, however difficult it is. Like in this video a thief breaks into a house and is surprised by the hospitality of a lady, who orders pizza when she finds out he is hungry. The thief is in for a surprise when he finds out that the lady wants to commit suicide. He tells her something that makes her reconsider her decision.
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