Human Relationships and Happiness Happiness is only experienced when you share it with others around you. Your friends, family, significant others, peers, and books all show a person how it is better to share your happiness with others than to experience it by yourself. In songs the artists always sing about how they are happier with people and how it is hard to share things by being alone. Although being alone can be nice and it gives you a feeling of serenity, it isn’t the same as it would be with someone else because you are able to share it with family, friends, significant others, and books.
All of these factors help with how you experience your own happiness. Family is a key part to a person’s happiness. Your mother and father have always been a part of your life and have witnessed how you express your feelings. For starters they are always there for support. Support is the biggest thing they can give you and my parents have given me their support since day one. Knowing that I have it makes me realize that sharing my decisions with them gives me happiness. Also by telling them about my decision of what college I wanted to go to shows I have their support because I am here now and I couldn’t ask to be anywhere better.
I realized that if I wasn’t able to share my decision about college with them it wouldn’t be as enjoyable. Along with support, there were my parents always pushing me towards success. They always pushed me to succeed in dance and to always practice so that in the end I was able to get the satisfaction of being awarded with what I deserved. They pushed me to always do the best I could in school and to accomplish something like graduating. Many people don’t usually have that drive or that push to succeed in anything they do because they don’t have someone there to push them in the right direction.
To have what some people don’t, gives me happiness because I wouldn’t have been able to have done it on my own. Lastly, would be that they encouraged my individuality. By having my own individuality without having someone say I wasn’t able to be the way I wanted to be is a good feeling. My individuality isn’t as distinct as most people’s but I am my own person and my parents always encouraged that. When I told them that I wanted tattoo’s they said I was to wait until I was seventeen then they would take me themselves and be there when I got them done.
When I wanted to dye the bottom half of my hair purple they encouraged it. In my opinion I think that if you don’t encourage a child’s individuality they will just end up rebelling and go against your wishes, which then results with them not being able to share their happiness with their family. Having the love and support of your family is an amazing feeling when you want to share your happiness with someone rather than sharing it with yourself. Not only does family give people happiness but friends and you’re significant others give you happiness as well.
What makes people happy is when they came across friends, boyfriends, and girlfriends is that you are able to pick your own and who you want to associate yourself with. Throughout my life so far I have met the people that mean the most to me. The people that I am friends with now including my best friends and my boyfriend are the people that bring me happiness. Each and every friend a person has, have similarities and connections with each other. The key to healthy and happy relationships is to have connections with those people. Without connections you won’t be able to share those happy moments that others share with their friends.
I became best friends with the girls that I dance with because we have a similarity in dance and that we like the same things and laugh about the most irrelevant things, and the same with my boyfriend, we share a connection that I have never shared with anybody that I have met, and these are the people that bring me my happiness. Along with sharing connections with these people, they help you discover who you are and they help you grow as a person. For example, when something happens in a person’s life and it is hard for them to overcome it they need people to help them and guide them through it.
By getting help from friends and people that you love it helps you grow as a person and it makes you stronger. When you don’t have friends like this it is hard to feel happy and to share that happiness which makes these relationships more meaningful than being alone and not being able to have those laughs with others. After reading so many books I have come to realize that the only time a character is sad or upset about something is because they aren’t able to share something that has happened in their life. For example, in the book Beastly the main character is popular and has everything he wants but isn’t ble to share the fact that he won class president because his father isn’t ever there for him. But because he is so selfish he is turned into a beast and the only way to change back is to have someone fall in love with him not by looks but what is on the inside. He was always sad and depressed because he wasn’t able to find someone that would love him for who he really is, but when he finds someone he shares a connection with her and begins to express happiness. This book is a perfect example as to why human relationships equal happiness.
Happiness is only experienced when you share it with others around you. You’re family, friends, significant others, and even in books, show how happiness can only be achieved when you share it. Like Chris McCandless, in the movie Into the Wild, was able to be happy by himself but it wasn’t as fulfilling as it was when he was with Rainey and Jan. At the end of the movie he writes “happiness is only real when shared,” and I think he realized that the whole time that he wanted to be alone and happy that it wasn’t what he thought it was going to be, because you need people around you to share your happiness.