In a country destroyed by ongoing war lives a person who is naturally unhappy. They dream of a day when the war will be over and they will finally know happiness. Little do they realize that, in the modern world, there are countless people who live without ever experiencing war and yet are still deeply unhappy.
Sometimes this unhappiness is even worse than that of those living amidst war. At least in war, there is hope that drives people forward – hope to survive, hope to win, and hope for a future where peace and happiness are possible. However, for those who have never known war, poverty, or famine, they have no hope for a better future. Their lives may be as good as they can get, but their unhappiness persists, and now there is no hope to cling to.
For example, there are many rich and powerful people who experience no mental peace. There are lists of celebrities who have admitted to being depressed, and even lists of celebrities who have taken their own lives. Even someone like Prince Harry has been open about his own unhappiness and how unfair he perceives his life to be, statements that he has made repeatedly in his autobiography and on live television.
What do these people, who seemingly have it all, have to complain about? If they are unhappy, what hope is there for the rest of us? Is happiness even possible? Or is it just an illusion – a perpetual elusive state that we crave, but will never truly and completely experience due to some twisted reason? We catch a glimpse of what it could be, only to lose it the next day.
On the other hand, I know people who don’t have a life that most would consider “ideal,” and yet they are very happy. Take, for example, Nick Vujicic, who was born without hands or legs but leads an exemplary life, inspiring others to find happiness. Or Viktor Frankl, who survived a concentration camp during World War II by sheer willpower and went on to live a prosperous and happy life afterwards, inspiring us to find happiness and meaning in life despite our problems and circumstances. And even in the midst of war, true and unconditional happiness is possible, as there are countless people who have experienced it.
Overall, happiness is a puzzle that teases us to be solved. It is a difficult puzzle, but not an impossible one. There is a group of so-called happiness elites – some of the happiest people alive – who aren’t necessarily rich, famous, or powerful. They are able to maintain a high level of happiness even in the face of adversity, and some are willing to share their secret with you.
I consider myself a part of this happiness elite, and while I can’t possibly reveal the entire secret in one article (as it would require a bookg or a course to cover all the necessary information), I just want to let you know that regardless of who you are, where you’re from, or what your life circumstances may be, happiness is possible. You can be happy. You can be as happy as you’ve always wanted to be, and even more so. Happiness is difficult, but not impossible. It is hard because it has many components that we need to address, but it’s not an infinite amount. It can be achieved.
The secret formula for happiness is solved and revealed to you in this blog, through our different articles, in the Optimal Happiness book, our course, and our one-on-one programs. You can become the happiest version of yourself. The answer is waiting for you – all you need to do is say “yes” to happiness.