I don’t have much of a poker face. People often tell me they know that I am feeling. . .mad, upset, sad. . .but most of the time, I am just thinking of something/working something out in my mind. I worry that people think I am feeling something I’m not, so I try to have a half-smile on my face in public, and smile often.
The truth is, I would never consider myself to be a ‘happy person’. . .content is what I can usually manage, and I think that that is good enough for me. Of course, I do feel happy at times, too – in fact, many times throughout a day I can feel happy. So why don’t I consider myself to be a happy person, and why would I be offended if someone asked me if I were happy? The thing is, happiness, at least so far as I see it, is relative. How can I feel happy all the time?
Honestly, this topic bothers me, because I feel as though society suggests that people should always be striving toward happiness in all aspects of their life. This seems wrong and damaging to me. It seems as though people are told to buy more stuff in order to feel happy I know this feeling. When I was younger, I used to buy CDs and DVDs in order to gain a bit of temporary happiness. I knew this at the time, but it still helped.
This is a blog-hop – continuing from the related post by On A Pink Park Bench. Next, check outrelated post, which will be up tomorrow (October 21st)!