Happiness, you don`t find it, you decide it. It`s more than clear. Happiness is not something you find, not in a magical place, worse in things. It`s a decision we make with our lives, with ourselves. So why do we keep insisting? Social media is attacking us every day with publicity everywhere even it was not intended. “Look at the new eyeshadow makeup palettes” “Look at the new Adidas.” Yes, we have all been there. We think o try to lie to ourselves that if we buy that thing we liked we will be forever happy and never ever buy anything else. It is like a drug. A never-ending cycle. If we go to a store, we feel like buying things that aren`t necessary. But why does this happen? Are we trying to fill a void that can`t seem to be filled that at the same time affects our pockets? Truthfully, we are victims of the society we live in. We compare our lives with everything and everyone and if we see our closets full and our bedrooms with objects that serve no purpose more than exist we will feel happiness in a superficial ephemeral kind of way. The sad part comes when we think “If only I had that object I could do that thing I want to do” “if only I had those shoes I would be cooler” “I can`t get good grades because I don`t have all the collection of markers.” If we try to put our happiness on material things we will never ever be happy. Why? There is always something new around the corner, things fade too, meaning, at some point the thing we bought will stop “being cool” at the eyes of society. Second, if you buy things to “impress” people at college or at work you will soon realize you are playing the role of the fool when you find out that people actually don`t care very much about your closet, your new pencils, etc. ( spoiler: someone else always has more) It`s time for us to start making better decisions regarding our mental health and regarding our economies too. It is scientifically proven that people who live with only the necessary at home tend to be more assertive and successful. It`s obvious, they aren`t constantly trying to fill an imaginary void in their lives. Yes, we get it, we can get all excited when we buy something we wanted since a long time ago. But the problem starts when we start buying excessively, without justification. Remember, if you get tickets to the concert, or go to a nice restaurant, you will really enjoy the experience, but the happiness that you get ends after a short time. The thrill you get when using your new item will
eventually fade away so remember to find happiness within yourself and within your state of mind. Happiness is a decision you make, and if you decide it your life will have a 360 degree turn. Never feel less or incomplete because you don`t have the new MK purse. At the contrary, educate yourself each day more, read and write each day more and grow at a spiritual level that no object or material thing will ever make you feel less or more of yourself.