“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
As i was reading some topic on internet..i came across this quote of EMERSON..and this send me deep into thinking seriously are we living our life just to be happy???
We get up every morning freshen up..have tea or coffee..have breakfast..those who have to go to their jobs and works leave for it..those who have to finish their chores stay back and do their chores...eat lunch..do more work..in the evening go shopping..watch movie..go on a date and then eat dinner and go back to bed..and then what lying in the bed thinking what's next...what's next..and we do all this thing to live our life happily or search for happiness in our life..
"Happiness in life is of utmost important but happiness only cannot keep us happy for a long time"
Weird sentence isn't it..but read it carefully and you will understand its meaning clearly...
"Purpose of life is not only to be happy but to be useful and then be happy"
"HAPPINESS FROM USEFULNESS"
Have you done anything useful recently???
Being useful is not a big deal..small gestures helping others when the person is in need of help is called usefulness.
You can help a blind person cross a road..help your mom in kitchen..help your siblings in their studies..help a neighbouring aunty in carrying her grocery bag...etc..
When you are of service to other person..it gives immense satisfaction..n happiness..helping others and being useful is a very good purpose of life..
SO HAPPINESS ALONE WILL NOT GIVE YOU HAPPINESS...USEFULNESS ALONG DEFINITELY WILL.