When the modern world complains that happiness is elusive and without definite happiness quotient life seems to be hollow and meaningless, I wish to remind my young students that happiness lies within us. It only needs the right tapping.
The definition of happiness is relative: for a toddler – a new toy, for an adolescent it may be academic excellence or popularity among the peer group, for an adult – a sound profession or a well-knit family and for an elderly- may be an ailment free life.
What we need to grow is the right perspective. It is this strength of understanding and perception that I wish all my students possess. Everything then falls into place like a neat jigsaw puzzle.
Look for support from outside but don’t let it become the source of happiness. Look within. The driving force is there.