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Freedom is Happiness, Happiness is Freedom
March 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
What might be the definition of happiness? There might be as many definitions as there are people. What seems to be happiness for some can seem to be a prison for others. So maybe there are two types of happiness, there is one form that is related to situations or objects or people, such as “I’m happy to see you” or “I am happy I got this job” and these could be called conditioned happiness because they depend on a certain situation. The other type of happiness is unconditional. It does not depend on situations and objects but rather on ones state of mind, as in “she is a happy person” or “he has a positive outlook.” This has nothing to do with having a lot or not, it is the result of an undisturbed mind. So we have different aspirations, sometime we may want to attain this very free, unconditional form of happiness or peace of mind. But some time we are more down to earth and we aspire to have a basic happiness that comes from having a roof and a good meal or good company. In itself, this wish for basic happiness is fine, but because it is conditioned to the presence of somebody, or a certain time or places it is not really a sustainable happiness. All that gathers will some day disperse; it is in the nature of reality. Everything is constantly changing; nothing stays forever.