What is happiness? (pleasure , duty, justice , service, convenience, pain)
Even when you consider these ideas, ideals as the frame of happiness, there is further work to do.
- Are you wired to think first of others, or of yourself?
- Do you consider your community to be your country, town/city, your neighbourhood, your school, or job, your religious/cultural group, your extended family?
- Who is your priority?
- And where do you place them on the continuum in this post’s title?
Because most people think of happiness as being when they belong and their people think well of them, or at least tolerate them with some support and kindness.
Or when they are sufficiently individuated to be independent.
Keeping in mind that children need others more than an able bodied, clear minded adult does.
How much do you need others’ good will to feel happy? And what will you do to keep it?