2 +2 = 4
3+1 + 4
5- 1 + 4
And many other equations would result into a 4 . The number ‘4’ stands for what? Suppose it stands for your happiness; then which equation will suit you? If I write the same equations in another form, will it be better understood- Let’s see
Wealth + rich relationship = happiness
Spending + Income + parents+ friends = happiness
Sound, wealthy, rich background + health = happiness
(Educated, rich, healthy, liberal family with some abuses) – abuses = happiness
Your equation of ‘happiness’ might be one of the above equations, or it could be completely different from what I have suggested.
Not only this, you might give different weight to different aspects that would eventually define your happiness. For example,
50% wealth + 50% rich relationship = 100% happiness
30%spending+ 30%income+ 20%parents+ 20%friends = happiness
70% sound wealthy rich background + 30% friends = happiness
10 % educated wealthy rich liberal family without 90% abuses = happiness
Thus it depends on you how much weight or importance you give to your ingredients that form a full picture of happiness for you.
Never the less, it also depends on the right time. You get all well when it is according to the right situation; otherwise it will not be equal to true happiness. Astonishingly, for most of the time, we are not aware of our true equation of happiness; rather we only know when we are happy and when we aren’t. We cannot define our feelings and justify them properly.
If the above is true, you could well imagine how similar you and your friends definitions of the concepts ( HAPPINESS, LOVE, PEACE, HEALTH, WEALTH, COMFORT, CRAZY, FRIENDS, SOUL MATE, SELFISH, HELPFUL, NICE, ROMANTIC, PLEASANT, ANNOYING, IRRITATING, HATERED, STUPIDITY, SHARING, CARING, ETC.) could be!