Can humans really be happy?

September 24th, 2022 by Ken

Is it true, that human beings can never be happy?  Is it true, that no matter how much we say we want happiness, and no matter how hard we search for happiness – – that we can never be truly happy?

There is no part of the human brain that contains the “happiness” center.  There is no genetic link between human beings and their ability to be happy.

It follows that happiness is a “made up ideal” fostered on humans as a means to keep them searching for the unknown ability to be happy, and keep them from attaining such a state, while exercising physical and mental effort that uses their time and energy.

It’s stated in our Declaration of Independence that all people are endowed with the right of happiness.  Never mind that the word was added in rewrite to limit the right of property ownership.

Why can’t people ever, really, be happy?

Goals, objectives, expectations, dreams, hopes, desires – – all get in the way of individual happiness.  For every goal we reach another takes its place.  For every dream we have, the next night brings a new one.  Our expectations can never be mer.  Our hopes and desires can never be fulfilled.

As we near the end of our lives, many people say they have found happiness in the small things – – a soft rocker, a good book, a brilliant sunset, a grandchild’s smile.

But, they don’t have happiness.  What they have is contentment.  They have given up on attaining happiness and are using what mental, emotional and physical abilities they still have, in order to be content with their place in society.

You may rage against the dying of the light – but you’ll never find happiness.  Just be content.

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