How do you finish that sentence? What will make you happy? Is it a certain age, job, vacation, home?
I’ve been told that happiness is wanting what you have. But how do you learn how to do that?
Say you like new, but you have an old hand me down car, and it’s green, and you hate the color green. You take care of it, but the heat and AC don’t work, the speakers crackle which drives you insane, and it’s not a smooth ride. It constantly breaks down, and you’re spending countless dollars every month getting various things fixed.
I think it’s safe to say this car doesn’t make you happy, and you don’t want the car. You may NEED it to get to work, but you WANT a different car.
If you can afford it, I think upgrading your car could make you happy in this case.
So I don’t really think happiness is always wanting what you have. I think it’s more about recognizing the things you can be grateful for.
You can start a savings plan for your new car, and stop harborig hate for your current car by being grateful that it gets you where you need to go. You may not call this “happy” – but it can give you a sense of calm on your journey to something that brings you happiness.