Happiness is a term that is overrated and underrated at the same time in all our lives. Finding a key to everlasting happiness might be difficult and people rarely find it. In this post, Vishwas talks about his views on happiness and Einstein’s theory has affected his life.
Einstein’s Theory of Happiness.
Few days back, I read about the advice Einstein gave to a hotel messenger during his trip to Japan in 1922 on how to live a happy life. Apparently, he wrote it on a piece of paper & gave it as a tip because he didn’t have any change. The papers have today fetched $1.8 million at an auction.
I was curious to read what Einstein, the legendary genius, must have advised.
“A calm & modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness,” reads the first one.
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” reads the other.
I was surprised. There was nothing extraordinary about his words. Then, I realised you don’t need an Einstein to help you understand this. There is nothing E=mc2 about this.
Happiness is not complicated. There cannot be any theory around it. Even for a person with an IQ of Einstein, happiness is the same as anyone else. Why then we tend to complicate our lives & chase things that don’t bring us contentment? Why do we forget simplicities of life?
Bottomline: There are many ways to lead your life, many paths to choose from. The key is to uncomplicate things & choose a path that gives you intrinsic happiness. If you have everything else but no happiness, there is no meaning to life.