“The greatest prison people live in, is the fear of what other people think.”~ David Icke
What we think
Media and advertisement are continuously telling us what to think.
If we believe them, then our life is not worth living if we don’t have the latest iPhone or the latest Nike shoes.
Not only the media, our society, our family, and friends think that they have a say in how we should live our life.
And most of the time we believe it.
We think other people with their own vested interest have more say in our life than we do.
And then we wonder we are unhappy.
We can never be happy if we base our life on other people’s approval.
Nor will the latest gadget make us happy.
How to be Happy?
To be truly happy we should understand ourselves.
We should understand what we like and what we dislike.
We should understand the “Why?” behind our desires.
We have only one life.
And it is very precious to be wasted on other people’s whim and fancy.
We should be careful not to let our actions be dictated by the fear of displeasing someone.
Be it someone very dear to us.
Spend your time and energy on understanding what you like, what you desire, what you want to be etc.
Most of the time what we think we want is actually what we see someone else having or what we have been shown in the advertisement.
There is no harm in desiring this stuff, but ask yourself Why you want it?
If you answer this question sincerely.
You will understand if your desire for it is based on your own need or something else.
If it is based on your own need, then it will be a more productive part of your life and bring you happiness.
Understand this, knowing what you want is half the battle won.
Most people go through their whole lives not knowing what they want.
Knowing yourself is the first step in the direction of taking full responsibility for yourself.
When you know yourself, you will realize that you are the only person who can fulfill your desires.
No one else is going to do it for you.
And don’t blame others for not truly caring for you, as they have their own battles to fight.
You can’t rely on other people to make you happy.
Your happiness is your own business, and it should be your number one priority.
If you let your happiness direct your life. Then you can never go wrong.
You will be doing the world a big service by keeping yourself happy and content.
If you are happy, you would be able to bring happiness to the lives of people around you.
And they, in turn, will be able to bring happiness into the lives of individuals they interact with.
And in a short time, the whole world will be happy.
I know it is hard to imagine the world without conflict. But it is possible. And your happiness is the start of it.
Always remember what other people think about you is none of your business. 🙂~ Regina Brett
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