All of us have wants.
Whether it’s to get that new flashy car or own a glass house near the beach. Have you ever wondered how you would feel after gaining such things? Will you still feel the same type and level of happiness?
Our brains have developed a part called the pre-frontal cortex, which is also known as the experience simulator. You get to imagine how things will turn out and how you would feel when you are in these circumstances, even without going through the actual experience.
When we go through something and feel happy about it from the outside, truth is, we really are happy within. This is known as synthesized happiness and it is up to us to decide how we feel about certain things and occurrences in life. You won’t just up bumping into joy, you have to be able to let yourself feel what joy truly is.
Although this is the case, it is still difficult for us to follow this path since we aren’t very good at imagining the possible future events and associating them with how our lives will be. We have something that is known as an ‘impact bias’ wherein we overestimate the impact of what might happen in the future.
We have to remember that our minds have the capability to actually play a major role in how we feel, as well as how we look at things in this world. Think about it this way, if we were to look at the world and see a harmonious-balanced way of living, then it would be so much easier to live, right?
There are millionare that are sad, and there are poor people that are happy. It is a known fact that once you get something that you want, whether it is small like an iphone, or very expensive like a house, a car, or even if it is something completely different as the job you have always wanted, the sense of happiness doesn’t last very long. This is because happiness has to come from within.
You have the choice to think positively, thus you also have the choice to live happily.
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