“Happiness” is Contagious

Emotions — “states of consciousness in which sorrow, fear, hate, love, and joy is experienced.” They occur in almost every instant of our lives. But most importantly, they are contagious.
Seeing an infant laugh, inevitably makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Seeing tears in a friend’s eyes, brings tears to your eyes.
The thing to remember however, is that happiness, just like every other emotion, is a very contagious one.

But happiness is slightly different…it’s quite an odd emotion.

Allow me to expand.

For the most part, we tend to have fear of the common things, and cry in common situations. But, happiness is defined differently for every person:
It could be having good health.
It could be having lots of money.
It could be traveling.
It could be being with the person you love.
Surely, it could be getting an education.
It could be simple — waking up to the sun shining in your face.
It could be even simpler — Ice cream.

Although many elements play a role in determining how happy you are, the people you associate with greatly affects it. Here’s how it works:
If the people immediately around you are happy and optimistic, you will find yourself feeding on this equal positive energy.
As a result, you feel happy and your flame of positive energy grows, which directly affects the people around you.

Its a simple cycle, but only if you meet the one and only condition:

Surrounding yourself with people who find joy in similar things as you. Its not a simple task and requires some time, but it certainly can be done. But once you do and you’re facing the same direction on your path to happiness, you move together, and grow together.

If having good health makes you happy, surround yourself with active people.
If getting educated makes you happy, surround yourself with people who teach you something new everyday.
And if its ice cream that makes you happy, then surround yourself with fat-asses that are willing to get McDonald ice cream cones with you at 12am.

Its a wonderful cliche, but life really is too short to be spent with the wrong people. So don’t forget … happiness is also contagious.

Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed it.
Reza S.