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Poppyflower's picture

Work for happiness

I completely agree with this. I do not think that happiness is something we all initially have or acquire. I think it is a long and difficult process that takes time and effort, and is all about outlook and attitude. Although I am not saying that everything has to be sunshine and rainbows all of the time, I do think that it would be healthy for all of us to try to have a more positive outlook on life. Even those who seem to be happy all of the time have to work for it. In fact, in my personal experience, I think it is better to work long and hard for something, because in the end, I am usually very pleased with myself. While the character of Thassa seems to 'choose' her happiness, it is important to remember that part of her happiness stems from her outlook on life. She embraces the good, not the bad, and is therefore able to move on with her life with a positive attitude. But I also agree that one can not be happy all of the time; that is simply unrealistic. Humans are by nature volatile and full of emotions that always seem to be brimming close to the surface. It is only natural for someone to be happy, just as it is natural for them to be upset or angry. But it is important to remember that we do not make the decision to display or feel any particular emotion, we are influenced by outside factors, and must challenge ourselves to make the best of the situations.


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