From Aristotelian ethics of Eudaimonia(Greek term for happiness and highest human good) to a different perception of it in 2020 – the word happiness, stands undefined, immeasurable, and is generational. Happiness is multidimensional and the sum of momentary pleasures, they say, while there are few reports of having it measured by answering the questionnaire in a myriad of surveys.
So what keeps the GenZ happy?
There are be days in everyone’s life where everything seems to be alright but we are still discontented. You would think that the solution to this is to do or get something, but all your efforts would be in vain as there still would be no peace or happiness at the end of that road. Life is a continuous battle and you will always be stressed about something or the other. If you struggle with the same problem, do give this article a read.
In the July of 1518, the Dance Plague started in city of Strasbourg. People gathered in streets and started dancing unreasonably. It became impossible to stop them. Sweeping all over the city, this disease even caused deaths due to exhaustion. Countless people danced together to death.
A person living with extreme depression often loses the ability to imagine a happy future or remember a happy past. Every day is a constant struggle, and he or she may see self-harm and suicide as the only option out. People with depression are often not able to weigh their options properly. If you have any such thoughts please seek help. Here is a poem written from the view of a person experiencing suicidal tendencies.
Stephen King writes ‘Fiction is the truth inside the lie’. He also says that humor is almost always anger with make-up on. But is that make up necessary? Can we as a society no longer engage in conversation truly, with no poetic phrases, no stories, no rhetoric and no lies to hide beneath? Is it possible for us to trade our beautifully worded lies for truths and our stories for the people to tell them instead?
Sometimes our emotions let us down and make us take steps we shouldn’t. We often don’t ponder upon the fact that a bad situation isn’t the final outcome; we can always rise if we have faith in ourselves. If you struggle to keep a cool, calm and collected head amidst all life’s problems, then do give this article a read.
May has been celebrated as the Mental Health Awareness month, though I wonder why this isn’t promoted throughout the year. We live in an era where mental health is often neglected; people grow frustrated everyday and they don’t know the right steps to help themselves. Living your life in negativity will not do anything productive for you. Hence this article, which aims to encourage you to love yourself more and find the long lost happiness again.