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I Want To Live A Happy Life. But How ?

Shawindi is a writer who believes that we are learning throughout our lives. Learning is the way to live!


What Is Life?

Life is very competitive. We meet people, we make friends and we have to face different kinds of challenges in our lives. Life is filled with challenges, problems, disappointments, etc. In order to live we have to face risks. If a life is risk free or does not have any challenges, it cannot be considered as a life.

Day by day we learn different things. We have to develop ourselves in order to move on with the society. At the same time our religions are very important. Religions always teach us to lead a simple and a happy life. But sometimes we have to take rough decisions too. Although it is hard we must face the situations and overcome with success.

Most of all we have to be positive!

Is Being Positive Helps?

In life there is always two sides in each and every situation and thing. They are positive and negative. When living we must weigh each sides of every thing. Life gives challenges every time. Our duty is to face despite what the challenge is. But with my personal experiences, I have seen people who see only the bad side or the negative side of everything and end up after troubles. We have to be positive every time. When there is a challenge in front of us, we have to see the good side or actually the advantage for our lives from those. We all know that there are hundreds of people who had a lot of problems but won their lives. For instance Nick Vujicic, he is a great character among the society and a well known person. Although he has disabilities he is a successful person. So Why Can't We?


If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It !

We always dream dream and dream of our future. Someone dreams to become a doctor while another is dreaming of being a scientist. Life depends on dreams and hopes. Life's happiness is dreams. Is it bad to dream? NEVER! Dreaming is the foundation of a successful life. A child is dreaming of becoming an engineer. From his or her beginning of life, their struggle is to reach their goals. We are struggling and trying so hard to reach our dreams. That is it! For me it is my happiness. Dreams are the best way for a person to become successful.

Personally I am doing everything I could to reach my dreams. The people whom around me sometimes encourage me and discourage as well. Both encouragements and discouragements are important for me to reach my goals. I want to thank to the people who encouraged me and want to show to the people whom discouraged me, that I am strong and I won't give up.

Always Smile.

We have to accept what life gives. Whether it is bad or good we have to accept them. Keep smiling. I do not mean, smile as if you are crazy, but where it is necessary. Sometimes in our lives we face hardships. Living life is hard, living a happy life is harder. Why you should smile? Actually smile can give you a good health and smiling although the situation you are in is difficult is the most important. Smiling is a great medicine. We believe when we leave home to an important work, like an interview or something, if the first person you meet on your way is a person with a pleasant smile, we believe that the day will be successful. A pleasant smile is very important. When we smile with a person it is good for both our and that person's health. A smile can also give you fortunes. We all are owners of pleasant smiles, but the problem is all of us do not use it!


Is Only Education Sufficient?

In the present, people focus mainly on another's education level. But is it enough to understand a person? I don't think so. A person needs a good education as well as HUMANITY. In this world a person without humanity is not a person but a cold hearten person. Do you like that kind of a person? for me its NO.

Education makes an intelligent person but not a wise person. To a person both the wisdom and the intelligence is important. People have to improve their wisdom through the intelligence. What is it?? Actually when people have learned well they can improve their wisdom easily. Not very easy but quiet easy.

Never Give Up !

I recently watched a TV series. In it Both the girl and the boy is struggling to find a job. But they find it very difficult. After facing many interviews both see an advertisement which is about Police recruiting. As they have no any other choice both decides to try it. Luckily after a period of hard work both passes the exam and they believes that hardships are over. Unfortunately their training teacher comes and they realize that they were wrong. Their teacher says that he is going to fail who can't face the challenges given by him. The teacher gives them different tasks to complete and they complete all of them. Because of the hard training two of the students even go back. But the girl and the boy encourages themselves to face anything and achieve their dreams. But both of them are on the fence of elimination and they don't think of that and continue their training. Knowing that the girl and the boy are strong, the teacher gives the more hard work as he wanted to see whether they are going to give up. But surprisingly they face all the hardships strongly. Finally teacher realizes that they have a strong determination in their minds. Although the teacher gave them foul marks they were strongly facing everything. Finally they got a good job with a good salary too.

What do you think of this story? Isn't it encouraging? We have to face everything with an unwavering courage although they are super difficult. Only if we face them strongly we can win our lives. We can't gain anything by staying still we have to try try and try until you win. DON'T EVER GIVE UP.


We have seen people giving up. They use different ways to give up like suicide. Do you think it is a good solution for problems?

Life is a gift from god. God have given us a life because we worth to own a life. Why do we suicide? It's painful and very hard. So why do we suicide instead of trying once again? It doesn't mean that we can't do anything once we fail from something. We have to try until we success. I don't want to see suicides. Any of us don't want to see people suicide.

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This period is very important. Lock down doesn't mean that everything is over. We have to start again once the pandemic is over. Suicide or giving up doesn't give you happiness or success. You will suffer more. So why don't you try? If you fail, start again instead of giving up. It is the thing which is in need.


I Hope I'm Correct.

I am just a student who is nineteen in age(2020) I want to see all of the people in this world as happy and successful people. And especially want to see people trying harder to reach their own dreams. We must dream and must reach our dreams. I hope this will be a good article and everyone will read it.

Let's get together and face whatever the challenges are.




Shawindi Silva (author) from Sri lanka on July 22, 2020:

Thank you FlourishAnyway !!!

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 22, 2020:

You're right that having a positive attitude is important

MG Singh emge from Singapore on July 22, 2020:

Shawindi, I not only enjoyed reading the article but found that it is very close to my aspirations.

Shawindi Silva (author) from Sri lanka on July 22, 2020:

I'm happy that you enjoyed.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on July 21, 2020:

Very nice article and enjoyed reading it.

Shawindi Silva (author) from Sri lanka on July 18, 2020:

You're welcome Anupam Mitu and thank you for stopping by.

Stay safe!

Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on July 18, 2020:

Very positive article, Shawindi.

God bless you

Shawindi Silva (author) from Sri lanka on July 17, 2020:

Glad to hear that !!

Wilhelmina Annabel from Nairobi, Kenya on July 17, 2020:

Welcome and yes i really enjoyed

Shawindi Silva (author) from Sri lanka on July 16, 2020:

Thank you Annabel. Hope you enjoyed!

Wilhelmina Annabel from Nairobi, Kenya on July 16, 2020:

Nice article

Shawindi Silva (author) from Sri lanka on July 16, 2020:

Thank you for stopping by,

I agree with you. In our lives we don't find happiness every second, every minute. We often have to face problems. But when we are facing problems, do we need to stay sad every time? No!!! In each and every problem there is a negative side and a positive side as well. Why can't we think about the positive side more often?

I am a Buddhist and I was taught if we have committed sins we will be rewarded negatively and if we have committed merits we will be rewarded positively.

I totally agree that we can't live everyday like that but we have to think about the positive side. Isn't it?

Our lives are filled with hardships and difficulties. But can't we just think about the positive side as well?? I think if people think about lives this way the world will be more beautiful.

dashingscorpio from Chicago on July 16, 2020:

"Work harder on yourself than you do on your job." - Jim Rohn

No one has to seek "challenges" they will appear in everyone's life. Nobody gets everything they want. That's life!

Happiness is a momentary feeling one has at particular snapshot in time. We're always one phone call, text, or email away from hearing some bad news which will change our mood in a heartbeat. Both good and bad feelings are transitory.

Those of us who expect all of our days to be filled with sunshine and rainbows will never truly be happy because they have unrealistic expectations of life. Into each life some rain must fall.

A lot of people pin their happiness based upon a (future event). They tell themselves: "I won't be happy until...etc."

No one knows how much time they will have on this planet.

Learning to {appreciate the moment} you're in is the key.

"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it." - W. M. Lewis

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