What is happiness? Is there any universal definition or it is completely personal? I opine that a happiness is totally abstractive what makes it so individual. It depends on our social environment, age, gender, life events and many other factors. In this work I would demonstrate the different points of view on happiness.
First of all social factors. The way how we were brought-up, the neighborhood where we live, some family addictions, like alcohol, drugs, hazard or sex. All these influence so much the definition of happiness. For someone whose family was addicted, the happiness would be to create a peaceful family with love and friendship. For those who live on slums the happiness would be to raise some money or move to city.
Second, it depend also what gender you are. If you are male, your needs are different than women's. Historically speaking, main task fo men were hunting and multiplying children, whereas women were cooking, bearing children and taking care of them. That is why men need adrenaline and physical contact to be happy, while women need good atmosphere at home, a man who protects her and mental back-up from her husband.
Thirdly, age. If we asked children what do they need to be happy, they would tell us about loving parents or, simply, new colorful toys. If we ask adolescent the same question, he would tell us about his girlfriend or boyfriend or new computer game. Adult is happy if he has money for his family, he has happy wife and children and aged person would say that the happiness are his good memories. As you can see, the happiness depends on how old are we. As we are more and more mature it is changing.
Alfred Hitchcock said about happiness: “I know we’re only human, we do go in for these various emotions, call them negative emotions, but when all these are removed and you can look forward and the road is clear ahead, and now you’re going to create something — I think that’s as happy as I’ll ever want to be.”...