Pleasure and Happiness


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Happiness is, perhaps, the most cherished of all human emotions, yet many find it elusive. Happiness is a warm sensation of satisfaction and fulfillment.
Depending on our actions, happiness comes from within our hearts. Simple things that we do, trivial mundane everyday activities of our life, are the sources of our very own happiness. It’s a feeling that lifts up the soul, gives it wings to fly and, helps us to realize how beautiful the world is. Happiness, like a magic potion, cures and rejuvenates the soul making if feel vibrant and colourful.

I’m a nature lover. Mother Nature never fails provide me with peace of mind I find nowhere else. And, for this very reason, I find my happiness so simply. When I stare at the white clouds gliding happily in the cerulean sky, I feel as if I’m floating too with them, to an unknown, fascinating, destination. The diverse shapes of the clouds elicit my imagination and, I feel an instantaneous happiness.

In a drenched, pristine white, diminutive flower, I can feel the caressing touch of Nature. The blissful raindrops on my shoulders heal up all the unseen wounds, an inseparable part of the journey called life.

Readers may think why my feelings of happiness are evoked by something abstract. Dining in a five-star restaurant, shopping all through the day or enjoying a  couple of hours at the most expensive spa, having fun with the best buddies at a party; aren’t all these happiness? No, they are not. There is a subtle difference between pleasure and happiness. All these can be termed as pleasurable experiences. Experiences which satisfied our mind,  events we definitely had enjoyed and, let pass. Thus, pleasure is fleeting but, happiness is eternal. Something we cherish and love all through our life.

Happiness is, actually, the contentment which makes you feel lighter. It is the fulfillment of your inner self, a state of mind when nothing else matters. Pleasure can enrich your life with unknown experiences, but, happiness makes you feel closer to your own self.

A repetitive dose of pleasure may fail to extract the same amount of emotion, but, happiness in constant. Happiness doesn’t depend  on past and the future, it exists in the present state of life, as it is now and, how we deal with it.

Pleasure should be an experience without any worries, but, happiness essentially depends on overcoming the challenges of life.


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41 responses to “Pleasure and Happiness

  1. Lovely words Maniparna, it reminds me of a quote from Vivekananda – You always get what you deserve in life, not what you want nor what you desire, but what you truly deserve and there is great maturity in owning up to that responsibility. It is damn hard though 😀

  2. Happiness is contentment internally…a smile on someone else coz of me is happiness from me 🙂 I agree with your idea of happiness Maniparna!

  3. Happiness is, actually, the contentment which makes you feel lighter. It is the fulfillment of your inner self, a state of mind when nothing else matters. Pleasure can enrich your life with unknown experiences, but, happiness makes you feel closer to your own self.Beautiful Post Maniparna!
    I agree with your every word. Well done , well written.

  4. My experience about this is less and they are too short-lived; so not much to say other than what I have already posted 😀
    Well written though 🙂

  5. fantastic points altogether, you just won a emblem new reader.

    What could you recommend in regards to your post that you
    simply made a few days ago? Any positive?

  6. “Happiness doesn’t depend on past and the future, it exists in the present state of life, as it is now and, how we deal with it.” – I agree with you dearly! Well written post, Maniparna.

  7. Why happiness alone? sorrows, pains, laughter, sobs, cries, ecstasies are all the resultant effect of our Karma and destiny. However, I found all the joys, wins, laughs, defeats, sobs happened for my benefit only. Only difference is some of them are instant and for the rest the benefits come later on. I missed a train, lost an important interview but an hour later the train was derailed, the interview panel was held up for some reasons.

  8. Aww…you are just like me. I love surrounding myself with nature. One can see and learn so much being with them. Cheers!

  9. Why is everyone blogging Happiness? Contest hai kya?

    Nice post but I must contradict saying this doesn’t apply much in our lives I guess (read Indian). Our happiness depends a lot on external factors. 😛

    • Oh! I understand 😀

      See, when we grow up, in our country, our life to some extent, is controlled by our parents. We’ve to listen to them even when we actually don’t want to. Call it culture or tradition or give it any other name, but, it’s actually adjustment. We feel quite happy doing such things because it’s a very small challenge that life places before us. Overcoming it ( we’re actually overcoming our unwillingness) provides us that #happiness, I mentioned in the last line…. 😛

      Now don’t take this explanation too seriously…. 😀 take them as philosophical rants of a scattered mind… 😛

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