Why children are happier than adults

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

How to be really happy

It makes a lot of sense to ask a billionaire about ways of making money because he already succeeded in collecting them.

If that's logical then it also makes a lot of sense to ask happy people about happiness.

2 days ago i was walking in a big park full of small children (around 5-8 years old) and as a psychologist i couldn't prevent myself from analyzing their behavior as i was walking around. What i discovered is that those little children weren't just happy but they were also the perfect subject we could study to learn how real happiness can be acquired.

In this article i will tell you about my observations about happiness which can help you be really happy.

Why are they so happy?

These are some of the many reasons that make children really happy (at least when they are playing):

  • They live consciously: I didn't find a kid worrying about the long school day he will go through the next week nor i found a kid obsessed about the last horrible school day he had. In short, in most cases we never feel happy because we either live in the past or in the future but we never live in the moment (see How to live consciously)
  • They love what they do: A small car arrived and a little kid came out of the car then said goodbye to her mom and ran very quickly towards the place she was going to play at. The little girl didn't drag her feet or think that she might become bored because she was very excited. Most of us aren't happy because we do things that we hate, do you like your job? do you like your studies? do you have false beliefs that make you believe that you are trapped in a certain reality that couldn't be changed? if you want to be really happy then you must do what you love or at least include lots of it in your daily schedule
  • They believe that everything is possible: Again i didn't find a little kid at that age feeling bad because of believing that the things he dreams of will never happen. Compare this to your way of thinking and to and to your false beliefs about the future and you will know why you are now feeling bad or even depressed. In my book, The ultimate guide to getting over depression i explained how depression can be nothing more than loss of hope in getting something that you really wanted
  • They have passion for what they do: Did you try to talk to a small kid while he is playing? in most cases he might not even notice you because he is deeply involved in what he is doing. Again compare this to yourself, how many boring tasks do you do believing that this is how life should be?? If you want to be really happy then you must do the things that you have passion for

Get out of your prison and you will become really happy

Who told you that your favorite hobby can't be your job?
Who told you that that a poor experience in the past determines how will the future look like?
Who told you that you can't be happy??

If you want to be really happy then you must get rid of false beliefs so that your mind becomes open to new possibilities. Once you start having hope for the future you will start feeling happy.

Watch little kids playing and you will learn a lot about happiness.

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