Meaning of Happy

What is Happy:

Happy is an adjective to describe that something or someone is or is satisfied, happy, timely or lucky. Happy is also a noun used to say that a person ‘is happy’, that is, they know stable and lasting happiness. On the other hand, when a person 'is happy' it means that it is a momentary state.

We use the word happy as an adjective when we want another person to have a full and satisfied moment, such as when we wish someone a happy birthday, a merry Christmas, a happy new year, a happy Sunday or a happy day.

Happy, used to describe a situation, means that the moment is opportune or lucky, for example if someone says: "What a happy coincidence!" Or "I'm happy because it stopped raining."

We have been taught that being happy is one of the most important goals in life, so the recurring question is what is it to be happy? or What is happiness? To answer this question, we must define happy as a noun linked to the stable and permanent emotional state of happiness.

Being happy: a state, an attitude, an emotion or a feeling?

Being happy is a state, an attitude, an emotion and a feeling. According to the studies of the psychology of happiness "being happy" is a temporary emotional state that we can choose or not have in front of things. When you start choosing 'to be happy' it becomes an attitude.

Being happy is an emotion because when we are happy our body responds physically to that stimulus by secreting more endorphins and accelerating the heartbeat, for example. It is an instinctive reaction.

Being happy is also a feeling when we allow ourselves to be happy at certain times dictated by our mental associations created by our personal experiences. It is our reaction to emotion and can be re-learned.

To be happy you have to transform the state into an attitude and link the emotion of being happy to more moments of happiness.

Phrases about being happy and happiness

  • “When I was 5 years old, my mother told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said I wanted to be happy. They told me that they did not understand the question. And I told them they didn't understand life. " John Lennon.
  • "Human happiness is generally not achieved with big strokes of luck that can happen a few times, but with little things that happen every day." Benjamin Franklin.
  • "The fact is always obvious when it is too late, but the most unique difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid." J.D. Salinger.

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