Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth. Clap along if you know what happiness is to you. Because I'm happy...

No, that's not me. That's you, singing it aloud to yourself, just yesterday. We all love the song, but do we really mean what we're singing?

So, are you really happy? Can't think of what to say? Well, me neither.

What does happiness even mean? Is it having a job, getting to pay your rent on time, and having parents to talk to? Or is it being satisfied with what you have and where you are?

I asked myself a question. If given a chance, would I still do what I am doing right now, every single day of the year?

Would you?

Probably not.

The irony of our generation is that despite being richer compared to our previous generations, we have become much, much poorer. We have luxuries, but simple necessities of life - not so much.

We get up, get ready, reach office/college, work our asses off, go back home, and repeat the same drill everyday. Aren't we missing the point of it all? Amidst our monotonous routines, we forget to do as simple a thing as smiling.

But, hey, we do smile when we get that promotion, right? Or that new dress, or that book? Of course, we do! Happiness has become so material. Shower us with things and we are happy. Or so we think.

And for others like me, who know we aren't happy, why do we go on with life as it is? Wouldn't it be better to just get out of the comfort zone and actually pursue happiness.

And if you can't find it in yourself, do a little something for others today and you will know what real happiness is like. The smile that you see on that slum kid's face when you offer him a biscuit, the look in the eyes of the senior citizen at the old age home who is visited by a stranger for the first time, the extra tip that makes the waiter's day, the call to your mom saying how much you love her.

Do something for a stranger today, for happiness is only real when shared.

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