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Happiness, as we should know it!

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In our everyday lives, we are all busy men and women. We wake up and tune into the rut. We shower, eat, take the metro, plug in our earphones, reach college or workplace, devote all our time, energy and efforts to our job, come home, eat and sleep to only start the same routine again. The moribund city life has pretty much made us all into mechanically operated bodies devoid of emotion, reason and ability to pay heed to our conscience.

So consumed by the idea of being ‘busy’, we forget to prioritise things and people. We don’t even feel guilty of it, because we always have ‘work’ to work as an excuse for almost all the wrongs we end up doing; for all the plans that don’t materialise, for all the words we don’t say, for all the feelings that we ignore, for all the hurt that we cause, we always end up telling ourselves, “I was busy! I couldn’t have helped it.

We take good time to realise it, but the real happiness in life doesn’t come from work or money alone. It comes from small things. Not the dramatic ones like waking up to the morning sun or sleeping under a star-full sky, but real small gestures like thanking your mother who has your clothes ironed and meal ready early morning while you’re in hurry to leave, or perhaps, thanking the auto-wala who drops you to your stop instead of paying him quietly and appreciating the person who cleans up your office desk before you arrive. It goes on to offering a stranger your seat in a metro, messaging a simple “Hey!” to a friend who has always had your back or simply spending some time with your own self, listening to your favourite song and unwinding while watching your favourite TV show.

If you wait to work today and be happy tomorrow, the tomorrow might never come. Leave on for the future, what you’re ready to die with it being unaccomplished, and being happy isn’t certainly one of those.Don’t let anyone walk away with or hold the key to your happiness. Instead of trying hard enough to be with someone who makes you happy, try to be someone who makes you happy.

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Mridul Sharma
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Mridul Sharma is a final year B.Com (Honors) aspirant from DCAC, a patron of meaningful cinema and good soft music and has deep love for writing. He is more of a poet, feels whatever he writes and writes to understand what he feels, a little better. Currently, the Associate Web Editor at DU Beat, he is looking forward to his final year and can be contacted at [email protected]

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