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Happiness… Want Some?

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Nina Medina

Founder & Owner of: The Happy Life 101

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living Writer


“RULES FOR HAPPINESS: Something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.”- Immanuel Kant

I love Immanuel Kants’ Rules for Happiness. I agree with him 100%. According to him, people are happy when they have these 3 things:

1. Something to Do.

Whenever my mom comes to visit us (my family or my sisters’), she is always “on the move”. She cooks for us, she feeds my daughter, she does whatever household chore she could do in our home and I don’t stop her- okay, I help her instead :). Why do I allow her to do the things she does? Because it makes her happy to do so.

The reason is obvious. When we have something to do, we have a purpose. It gives us the feeling that we are useful and needed. It gives us a sense of fulfillment.

2. Someone to Love.

Show me a person in a healthy loving relationship and I’ll show you a happy person. Show me someone who lives selfishly alone and I’ll show you one miserable being.

Everybody needs to love and be loved. That is how we are designed by our Creator. The fish is designed to live in the water- take it from the water and it dies. A bird is designed to fly in the air. Put it in the water and it dies. When God created man, He said that “it is not good for man to be alone.” (Genesis 2:18). We are designed to be with someone to share the gift of love. Take love away from us and we die too.

3. Something to Hope for.

If we have something to look forward to everyday, it excites us. For some, it gives them a sense of direction in life- a goal to strive for.

It is lonely when life is just a pattern of “waking up- eating- going to work- going home- sleeping”… Surely there must be something more about life that we could hope for.

So my dear friends, if you want to live happier, you know what to look for. They are definitely out there somewhere for us to discover! 🙂


Article Credits: Nina Medina

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author

Originally posted on TheHappyLife101

 

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24 Comments
  1. Still Falling Blog 3 months ago

    thats beautiful, hoping to read more from you.

  2. williwash 4 months ago

    Reblogged this on WilliWash.

  3. jade0207 4 months ago

    Great post

  4. gnarlyshanti 4 months ago

    Awesome post, thanks!

  5. lifehostage32 5 months ago

    This is great! I wrote a post a while back called ‘What does happiness look like? ( and where do you find it?) and this reminded me of that!
    https://escapingperfectionblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/04/what-does-happiness-look-like-and-where-do-you-find-it/

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      Nina 4 months ago

      Thank you! I went over to read your post. Thanks for sharing it with me! 😊

  6. Aaron Williamson 5 months ago

    great job nina

  7. kaygrav 5 months ago

    👍👍👍

  8. miss_ananya 5 months ago

    Great post ! Something to do, someone to love and hope. Right? I think all of these are important!

    • Author
      Nina 5 months ago

      I strongly believe that they are too! Thank you for your kind comment! 😊

  9. So true.. Man needs these three things to be happy! Thanks for sharing. If interested, do check out my blog on successful living and happiness as it deals with what you have written about – https://poojasrosetintedglasses.wordpress.com

  10. phaytea 8 months ago

    Lovely post….and I found myself using my examples to relate to your points😊

  11. Broken Crayons 9 months ago

    What a great post!
    Loved it 🙂

  12. dudimadge 9 months ago

    I only have one word for that AMEN

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