There are so many quotes about happiness. But what definition of happiness?
Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of “happiness” is a simple one: “The state of being happy. Feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.”
A few important points about happiness:
- Happiness is a state, not a trait; in other words, it isn’t a long-lasting, permanent feature or personality trait, but a more fleeting, changeable state.
- Happiness is equated with feeling pleasure or contentment, meaning that happiness is not to be confused with joy, ecstasy, bliss, or other more intense feelings.
- Happiness can be either feeling or showing, meaning that happiness is not necessarily an internal or external experience, but can be both.
And forgive me. I can’t write about happiness. Maybe because happiness can only be expressed, not narrated? Or it just my excuse 🙂