Zac...........That's a universal question - What Do we Need to be Happy?
Basically, the requirements for a happy life are few and simple:
1. Peace and security
2. Loving family and friends
3. Good Health
4. Adequate food, clothing, and shelter
5. Purpose in life
6. Hope for the futute
For many people, some or all of these requirements are hard to meet.
Everyone wants to be happy. But many problems threathen our personal and family happiness. The current state of human society is in many ways contrary to our natural desire for a peaceful, secure, and happy life. Each of us is unique. What makes you happy may not make someone else happy. Additionally, we change as we grow older. Yet, evidence suggests that some things are more consistently associated with happiness. For example, genuine happiness is linked to finding contentment, avoiding envy, cultivating love for others, and building mental and emotional resilience.
Finding contenment; "Money is a protection" while we may need money to survive, we should avoidgreed, for it is insatiable!
Avoid Envy; Envy is defined as "the painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another, accompanied by a desire to possess the same advantage". Like a malignant growth, envy can take over one's life and destroy happiness. How might envy take root?
Culiviate Love for People; People's feeling about their relationships have a bigger impact on their overall satisfaction with their lives than do their job, income, community, or even physical health. Simply put, in order to be truly happy, humans need to give and receive Love.