The things that make us happy

We could all think about a few things that would make us happy at this moment. I, for one, would be a bit more happy with a new camera, a plane ticket to New York or a pair of double strap monk shoes. I am sure I can think of a few other things if given enough time.

People go that far and say that if they had one or a few things then they would be really, truly happy. They build this fantasy, this perfect world, where they would be happy if only they had those things. This is why they will spend most of their time trapped in their quest to obtain those things which should make them happy.

What happens though is that when they do get those things, if ever, they will be happy for a few hours, a few days or a few months at the most. After that they will get used to them and the happiness will fade away. Things can make you happy, but that happiness will not last and then you will have to find another thing to make you happy. That’s how you get trapped in a loop were happiness is just a brief moment of peace between struggles.

True happiness is not found in things.