reply to post by WarJohn
to me, happiness means to be at peace with myself.
I have lost my happiness somewhere in my life, when I started to think that success would make you happy, but it didn't. Then I thought I would find
happiness by studying more and more, which I did, and whilst I became more successful at work and my studies, I didn't find happiness again, until the
day I realized, that in order to become happy again, I have to have my childhood dreams again. So I gave up everything I had, a huge house, sold
everything I had, a very highly paid career, my family, and started all over again...
Now I am poor, in a foreign country, but living for my dreams, and I have found happiness again.
I know a lot of people judge me for the choices that I made, but that is that... I am living the life I dreamt of as a child, my childhood wishes are
becoming true, one by one, and that is what is important to me. I lead a simple life, but I am close to nature, I am close to my god (which is
nature), and I have no need for success or material things.
I had to walk a long and difficult path to make me realize what life is all about, and that is to live out the dreams of your childhood. Those
carefree dreams, in which you believed everything is possible. Now I am old(ish), and nothing could bring me more joy than starting to life for my
childhood dreams again.
For me that is happiness, living for your dreams, not caring what other people think about you, and the need to be measured by their rules......
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