Monday, September 10, 2012

Buy the happiness pie

There were many arguments and discussions done before to find if money can really buy happiness. It’s such a powerful piece paper in the world which turns the life and fortune of the individual and the entire nation. It showed what greed and envy is, to the minds of few people. It showed what generosity and kindness is, to the hearts of few other people. But it didn’t answer one thing; can this really buy happiness?

















Most of the monies spent on pampering yourself will be short lived and it’s a short sighted approach in seek of that innate treasure. It lifts you up for that temporary moment and goes down as fast as how it came up! There are many people who like the smell of currency but they hardly notice that it also gives the smell of gratitude, promise, love, happiness, contentment, glee etc.

You may not completely enjoy them by spending on yourself. Try spending them on others. No, not all your money, but that extra bit you throw lavishly on yourself. Look around and see people who are in need of this possessed paper. They aren’t looking for anything, but to get decent food, a good education for the next generation, a helping hand for medical expense.

If you really find it difficult to spot such people, don’t hesitate to look for an NGO and lend a helping hand. It’s an investment you do to make a life flourish and fly out with colours. It’s a beacon of light you show up for them to come out of a dark tunnel. The returns are pure bliss, contentment and happy tears which nothing else can provide.

Everybody knows that there’s always a joy in giving. That too if it truly touch others and bring a change in them, the joy you get has no boundaries. The gratitude you receive, the satisfaction you bring home to others, the love you get, and the delight you create; gets you much more than just happiness. You will create an ecosystem where the action gets repeated; you help them to come-up, they raise and help someone else, and that someone else raises and help others. It’s a chain reaction that you ignite today. If this happens, you really don’t have to buy happiness. It will buy you! :)

15 comments:

Kappu said...

Lovely thoughts to pass by in the morning! I totally strike a chord with the essence of your post - every team lunch we guys shell out almost 30 k.. whereas we can very well do away with a 20 k treat + 10 k donation to Outreach (a cognizant ngo). So thats that!

Do stop by my blog!! I'd love your visits & comments! - Kappu

Rahul Bhatia said...

Nice thoughts Anand and good to see you back after a while!

jaish_vats said...

I totally agree. There is a joy in giving that nothing can equate!

Nasnin Nasser said...

"If this happens, you really don’t have to buy happiness. It will buy you! :)"...That's a perfect ending with a perfect message which evokes a kind of compassion!As always you justice to the thought and the idea that's to be conveyed!

Happy to be in your page again! Wishes and Regards Anand:)

ashok said...

good to see u back anand.

Ashwini C N said...

Someone is back and on something different from their earlier post themes :-)

No. Money can't buy happiness. If people think it can, they are merely referring to the fact that money can buy things which can make them happy, for a short period of time. That's about it.

More worthy values like Gratitude and the ones you mentioned are those which gives us a sense of being content, which is way higher then just happiness.

Joy Of giving, It doesn't come easily to everyone, but to those for whom it comes, they are blessed indeed.

Nice post :-)

Saru Singhal said...

You can never ever buy permanent happiness, as you rightly said. And yes, being a part of a NGO or even observing them opens a array of unvisited happiness. I guess, its high time we concentrate on quality ways of keeping ourselves happy and not materialistic.

Also, as you said, let the chain reaction begin.

On that note, welcome back!

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Anand said...

@Kappu: Thank you very much for the comment Karpagam. Yes, u had absolutely got the gist of it :)

Anand said...

@Rahul Bhatia: Thanks a lot Rahul-ji. It always gives me pleasure to see you here. Yes, am back after a while:)

Anand said...

@Jaish_vats: Yes Jaishree, there's always joy in giving, which cannot be compensated by anything :) Unfortunately many doesn't realize this...

Anand said...

@Nasnin Nasser: Am glad to see you again Nasnin. Thanks for the comment. You'll always bring a smile on my face. No doubt :)

Anand said...

@ashok: Yeah, thank you Ashok... :)

Anand said...

@Ashwini C N: Yes, its different from the last one :)
Totally agree with your point.., more worthy things like gratitude gives a feeling of being content... And yes yes, for people who enjoy the 'joy of giving' are trulyyy blessed. Thanks Ashwini :)

Anand said...

@Saru Singhal: Yes Saru, a valid point you made here. It's high time we focus on quality ways of making ourselves happy than seeking through materialistic approach. Thanks a lot for your comment. It always brings a joy within myself :)
PS: I think I got many 'welcome backs' from you! :)

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