Monday, January 29, 2007

Equation of Desires and Happiness

Desires, desires, desires------and desires. We are all obsessed with them. If someone asks you a question that how a single human can have so many desires? Then it will be very difficult for you to answer this question because no body is able to answer this question so far. When one of our desires gets fulfilled then thousand more desires comes up instantly.

Desires are not bound to anybody. A poor can have them and simultaneously a rich can also have them. Desires are some thing, which everybody has in abundance. Every one has its own set of desires. Someone desires for money and other for a beautiful wife. Desires are endless. They can be from a small trivia to highly expensive thing.

Now question which comes is that is it good to have a desire or not? Definitely desires are good and they motive us to do many things in life. However the important thing is that they are must in controlled number and in one’s achievable limit. Desires provide us the energy to fulfill our dreams. It gives our goals the motive and direction. One can only fulfill his dreams, if he has desire for it.

Desire is first basic thing to achieve something. All the world leaders who have achieved excellence in their lives have strong desire for achievement. Desire work as the basic ingredient in fulfilling our dreams. Therefore desires are necessary, as they give direction to our life. However on the contrary, we are usually over burdened by our desires.

We have desires much more than what we can achieve? Most of our desires originate due to the others achievements or their lifestyle. We want to become or look like them. Second the world is shrinking, making more things in our reach. This whole process is putting more pressure on our decision power. TV and Media are also increasing our desires on daily basis by providing information about newer things. Ours friends and relative’s achievement also generates more desires in us. All these things make us under more pressure of desires.

If we do not control our desires at right time then they can even swallow us. Many people do lot of mistakes due to these desires, like take huge loans which are difficult to repay for them. We spend unwisely on irrelevant things. We do not save for our future. These small things if not taken care of can take away our happiness and make us miserable. However few people think about this. On the other hand most of us go on increasing desires for whole life.

A child is born no desires, but as, he progress in life, soon he starts accommodated lot of desires. There is nothing bad in increasing desires, but the main problem come when they remain unfulfilled. More desires we have, more the chances of unfulfilled desires. And more the unfulfilled desires, more sad we are. Therefore we born as a happy child and die as sad human being. We have to learn this simple principle in life that we can not achieve everything in life.

We can only plan our life and try to achieve things wisely. Consider this formula of Happiness-Happiness= Desires fulfilled/desires new generated+ old desires. Happier we will be when the denominator is more and base is less. We only consider about increasing the numerator and not decreasing the denominator. It is not possible in this world to achieve everything; however it is possible to limit our desires. We can become happy by using the second way of decreasing base. Therefore by making our desires in control we can become happy.

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