Happiness...... What is Happiness?

One on the most convincing pieces on happiness.
Khushwant Singh at his best. The rationale applied to each preference is absolutely top class.
By- KHUSHWANT SINGH (waduh..India..lageee..hihihi....buhut acha!):P

Having lived a reasonably contented life, I was musing over what a person should strive for to achieve happiness. I drew up a list of a few essentials which I put forward for the readers' appraisal.
1. First and foremost is GOOD HEALTH. If you do not enjoy good health you can never be happy. Any ailment, however trivial, will deduct from your happiness. 
 (bebek lagi senam BL-Body LANGUAGE)
2. Second, A HEALTHY BANK BALANCE. It need not run into crores but should be enough to provide for creature comforts and something to spare for recreation, like eating out, going to the pictures, travelling or going on holidays on the hills or by the sea. Shortage of money can be only demoralizing. Living on credit or borrowing is demeaning and lowers one in one's own eyes. 
 (kayanya ga perlu mencontoh travelling yang dilakukan org2 india ini..gile hebat bener gerbongnya..kuat!!!)
3. Third, A HOME OF YOUR OWN. Rented premises can never give you the snug feeling of a nest which is yours for keeps that a home provides: if it has a garden space, all the better. Plant your own trees and flowers, see them grow and blossom, cultivate a sense of kinship with them. 

4. Fourth, AN UNDERSTANDING COMPANION, be it your spouse or a friend. If there are too many misunderstandings, they will rob you of your peace of mind. It is better to be divorced than to bicker all the time. (GREAT IDEA!!!)
 (different but living in harmony)
5. Fifth, LACK OF ENVY towards those who have done better than you in life; risen higher, made more money, or earned more fame. Envy can be very corroding; avoid comparing yourself with others. 
 (jangan iri,dengki,sirik, kalo punya yang lain lebih besar,lbh banyak,lebih panjang,lebih bagus,lebih tinggi,lebih kaya,or apalah...tetap bersyukur ya..:) )
6. Sixth, DO NOT ALLOW OTHER PEOPLE to descend on you for gup-shup. By the time you get rid of them, you will feel exhausted and poisoned by their gossip-mongering.
 (intinya jangan mudah terhasut..yang lainnya udah ngelakuin "ini"..jadi ikut2 ngelakuin juga..supaya dianggap sama kerennya..oloh2...makan ati dweeh!)

7. Seventh, CULTIVATE SOME HOBBIES which can bring you a sense of fulfilment, such as gardening, reading, writing, painting, playing or listening to music. Going to clubs or parties to get free drinks or to meet celebrities is criminal waste of time. 
 (liat nih..srigala childish....mereka aja bisa cari hiburan ,kenapa kita cemberut aja..ayo...enjoy your life my friends..with the positive idea offcourse!)
8. Eighth, every morning and evening, devote 15 minutes to INTROSPECTION. In the morning, 10 minutes should be spent on stilling the mind and then five in listing things you have to do that day. In the evening, five minutes to still the mind again, and ten to go over what you had undertaken to do.
RICHNESS is not Earning More, Spending More Or Saving More, but ...
(merenung~dan introspeksi utk menjadi lbh baik) 


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