Behind Everyone's Smile

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Each one of us in this world wants happiness. We longed to live a life and co-exist with others in peace and prosperity. As much as possible we keep boggling our mind to be always cognizant with our decisions and actions in order to avert ourselves from sailing in a wrong cruise. However, imperfect and circular life as it seems, time really comes that we’ll be placed in an off and curved beam regardless of how proficient captain we are in our own aboard.
But what really constitutes life to be happy? How long or short would it take for a man to feel the most infinitely power of contentment?
Some people believe that wealth in the form of money, precious stones or jewelries and other materialistic desires would guarantee happiness. They devote and spend most of their energy and time in obtaining it. For them, to be rich gives the feeling of infinite pleasure. They believe that the instant possession of lavish and signatured things content them and they could wish no more than having them at hand. But are they really happy? Have beautiful couture, huge houses, expensive cars and mouthwatering delicacies provide them an energy passing through vastly within their system? Factually, wealth does not give happiness. It just gives man the basic services and materialist comfort of life. What money could only give is a momentary and infinite smile of joy but not a spiritual and emotional satisfaction.
For some, power and authority outsource happiness. Most of the time, man engaged to political affairs to seek happiness. While it is good to obtain power in the wheel of government since it’s the constitutional right of anyone to take advantage to, but one must not use such privilege to overpower others. Political influence could shed light and see delight within the hearts of all if there’s a firm underlying attachment of sound and harmonious relationship between the two…...

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