Have you ever thought if you have a good lifestyle? Do you have everything you need to be happy? Nowadays, lots of people think that money brings happiness, and that if you are poor, you don’t have any reason to be happy but, is that totally true? I don’t think so.
Firstly, having a good education and a good job can be one of the most important keys. People who work hard and get good grades have more opportunities in life, like working in their dream job. This is quite important because people spend a lot of their time working and if you work in something you don’t like, happiness won’t appear so easily in your life.
In addition, optimism is another essential key. Although you don’t get the results you expect or you have problems in your life, always be positive, because you can learn from all the mistakes you make.
In conclusion, money and possessions don’t bring happiness, it’s more useful to look inside and have an open mind. As president Roosevelt said: “The pursuit of happiness is decent housing, a good job, education and healthcare”.
“It´s up to you to be successful in your life, it´s your own fault if you aren’t”. That was the claim that the American Dream is based upon. All of us want to be happy and successful in the future, and there are two ways to achieve that state of prosperity and happiness: hard work and the pursuit of freedom.
Given that working hard is one of the most important issues -or maybe the most important- to achieve success and happiness, if people act this way they will be successful in their life. According to the concept of the American Dream, it doesn´t matter where you are from, what kind of family you grew up in or how much money your parents have, the one thing you need to be happy in life is a lot of hard work.
Furthermore, following the value of freedom of the individual will help you to be happy in your life. I mean, if all of us respect and follow the freedom of speech or the freedom to live our life without discrimination towards anybody, in the future the society will achieve success and prosperity, so this idea will help to the existence of one of the most important values, equality among the citizens.
Taking into account our current situation of unhappiness in life, working hard and following the value of freedom are the best moves that society should make. If you work hard and you follow this value you will be what you want to be. It all depends on you.
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest times, only if one remembers to turn on the light”. This is one of the many quotes stated by Albus Dumbledore in “Harry Potter”, which says that no matter how poor you are or how bad you feel, happiness can always be found. Many people may think that this means earning lots of money, but does it? I’m sure that I am not the only one who thinks that this is not the case.
Happiness isn’t just found in money, or working in a big business, because that can become boring and lonely, but it is found instead in having quality time with family and friends, and creating happy memories.
Some people may say that in order to be successful you have to have a good start in life, however this is not all true. For example, famous actor Robert Downey Junior started off in a poor family and was sent to jail for drug dealing, but his life took a turn and he became the world famous actor he is now. Finally, it doesn’t matter how clever you are, but how you treat other people socially, because that can take you further in life.
In general, even if you are poor, or if you are not as clever as others, you may have a successful life if you are sociable, and might find happiness if you have family and friends to make happy memories with. What do you think, can money buy happiness?