Happiness Comes From Within

We usually think that life is actually very hard. We desire and then we struggle to achieve. The struggle in itself is not easy or pleasurable. It takes a huge amount of time to struggle for something to achieve. Even after struggling a lot we sometimes do not get for what we were struggling. Then we are compelled to think that this is how life is unfair.
If we are successful to get what we desired and struggled, we cannot feel fulfilled for the long term. It is because we desire more and we start struggling for it too. This is the cycle that we can never escape for we keep struggling for every other new desire.
In case if we do not try to struggle then we cannot be happy also. To achieve happiness and satisfaction we do struggle.

There was an old character in Greek mythology named, “Sisyphus” who was punished to roll a huge boulder up a hill. This is how he was supposed to cheat death.

Albert Camus the French Philosopher, came up with the philosophy of “Sisyphus must be imagined happy.” The main idea of this philosophy was that life is actually very hard one can only live it happily by making peace with its struggles. By getting used to and accepting the unfairness of life. One can only be satisfied in life by trying to be happy with all of its hardships.
If Sisyphus is aware of the fact that he can never escape this punish. He only has one way to live happily through all of his life by trying to be happy.

In our lives, we sometimes think that life is very hard and one can never be happy. However, happiness is only possible when we try to. It is solely dependent on ourselves to be happy, content, and satisfied.

I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain. One always finds one’s burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that night-filled mountain, in itself, forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. ~Albert Camus

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