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Looking for happiness

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 6:15 AM


Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.

Suddenly the speaker stopped and started giving each person a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

After, these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes.

Everyone was frantically searching for their name, pushing, colliding with each other, and there was utter chaos. At the end of 5 minutes, no one could find their own balloon.

Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

Then, the speaker began: " This is exactly what's happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is. Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness, you will get your own happiness.

This is the purpose of human life.

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Slug22 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
:huggle: so very astute!
Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:huggle: :heart:
vinpip Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
“Don't Seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won't find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness” -  Eckhart Tolle

Lovely thoughts my dear Dianabolique, I love the things you write about in your journals :heart:
Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sweet vinpip! :huggle: :heart:
JadeDragonne Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It says it all!
Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Almost... ;p
MirroredPurity Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014   Digital Artist
That's one of the few exercises that actually does help get a point across.
Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think so too... It doesn't hurt to have a little help sometimes ;p
Suiish Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
saltytowel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice, I really like this :)
Reflecting upon our reality and our basic human nature, very helpful stuff.
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