what things give happiness and contentment to anyone?
Is it money or career?
Or does it depend on how much of these that you have?
who are rich beyond measure
that they are sporting the most luxurious lives possible.
They own prime estates,
private jets and vast resources
that they can literally be lazy for the rest of their lives
without having to worry about anything
for they will never run out of money.
They just spend on anything very expensive
and still have a huge reserve of their wealth.
And they are very happy and very contented.
Others have successful careers
and on top of everybody else in a company.
They are bosses and they
dominate thousands of people below them.
They receive very fat checks everytime
and are living very comfortable lifestyles.
And they are very happy,
very contented and very proud
of what they have become.
Truly, having much money
and being in high positions
make for happiness and contentment for most.
But the big question is:
will they still be happy and contented
when money runs out,
and when high positions go down?
Most definitely, not!
Since the day of our birth up to old age,
we have been molded
at home or in school to work hard for a living
so that the future will not be hard on us.
And as much as we can,
get a high-paying job or start a business
so money can never be a problem.
It's like we live just for the money and nothing else!
And when things don't go according to plan,
we will find ourselves feeling miserable and unhappy,
feeling unaccomplished and unfulfilled.
It's like we haven't achieved anything at all
because we have less money
or we are ordinary workers and not bosses.
Then we look at ourselves as failures
when our dreams of becoming rich
and successful don't come true.
This is so wrong!
We all have to unforget (remember)
that we can't all be rich
and successful as we want to be.
We have various places in life
that we have to accept,
or simply we have
different roles to portray on earth.
There are those who become ultrarich or superrich,
and those who are plain rich,
there are those who have enough to live on,
and those that are having hard times
trying to make ends meet.
Not everyone can be superrich,
not everyone can be plainly rich,
and not everyone can be struggling or poor.
But wherever we are,
there are plenty of rooms
to be happy and contented.
This may sound impossible
especially for those of us who are below everyone else,
those who are having to work extra hours
just to survive a day.
But it is possible to be happy and contented
with the little things we have!
All we have to do is
to change our way of seeing life
the way our home and school instilled in our minds.
We have to do away with always working hard for the money
and riches and high positions and being bosses.
There is so much more to this life than money!
When we have a totally whole,
caring and loving family around
is more than enough to be happy.
A remarkable number of friends adds so much.
Having good health is a plus too.
We don't have to own a mall
or be president and CEO of a company
to be truly happy and contented.
We have to think about this:
when we have little money
but we know
that it comes from a decent, legal job
and we have paid the right taxes,
then that's enough to be happy and contented
and even be proud about.
And when we are just ordinary workers
getting paid regular wages,
but we know we do our jobs well
and contribute to the prosperity of the company,
and we pay our taxes up to the last cent,
then we have to be happy and contented
and even celebrate for doing a good job.