The with in your life. For some the

                                         The Correlation between Experience
and Happiness

            Happiness means having
positive feelings and a positive state of mind. The majority of people do experience
happiness many times throughout morning, afternoon and night perhaps many
times, but they may not remember the specific situation that caused the
happiness because either they do not pay them attention or you take them for
granted. It is also true that happiness does not last long it’s a temporary
mindset. It may leave some good memories or impressions both good and bad some
we would like to remain forever, others not so much, but happiness itself
remains fleeing in most cases.

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There are a couple different
ideas to a person’s happiness. One would be a person’s state  of mind, the other would be the experience of
happiness. The experience of happiness comes from a person’s experience of
positive feelings that often occur from the events or the positive influences
of  people you surround yourself with or
cross paths with in your life. For some the feelings of happiness come when you
buy that new Red Corvette, The House on the beach, buying your trophy wife that
new five carat diamond ring, a country club golf membership in Palm Springs
these are not illusions these are experience’s . The state of happiness starts
with a person’s general mind set a positive attitude.  This will always develop overtime as a general
characteristic or aspect of people’s personality, and influences peoples happy
thoughts or how they react or respond to the situation or specific happy experiences
in their life. These thoughts are generally only temporary and short lived
unfortunately. For example for many years a father and his son took up the
sport of auto racing. Several times a year both would attend the Winter
Nationals in Pomona, tragically the young man’s father dies after battling a
terminal illness for ten years. In memory of this young man’s father he decides
on purchasing an early 1971 Chevelle SS and the build begins in this young man’s
father’s memory. For many years countless hours goes into to the construction
of this car, welding reinforcements to the frame, thousands of dollars into a
454 cubic inch big block Chevrolet motor, bucket racing seats with five point
harness’s, Steele reinforced roll cage, disk brakes all the way around, four
link suspension with postreaction rear end. Points being over the many years
each one of these projects were experience’s that brought true happiness to
this young man’s life.

       For a lot of people life has its challenges
and difficulty’s may it be financial insecurity, the lack of gainful employment
or just the struggles of everyday life brings all people on a day to day basis.
People have to sacrifice many things and personal freedom to make a living for
their families.  Hence, they do not
experience happiness as much as they would anticipate or would like to expect.
You cannot remove the many condition that happen in everyday life each day that
interferes with a person’s true happiness or increases a person’s discomfort
and unhappiness. You cannot be entirely free from stress and anxiety this will
never happen since life brings most people in todays society a lot of hardships
 in the work place, at home the survival
and search for a person’s true unconditional happiness exist. However, a person
can learn to be happy and peaceful within their means and even in not so ideal
conditions. people can do it by changing their critical thinking, changing
their mindsets  to something positive
rather than the negative , change ones expectations and attitude all together. For example, if you go on a trip to the
beach, and the weather is terrible, you might not view it as a pleasurable
happy go lucky experience. Instead, you may view it as a challenge, and over
time remember the positive aspects of the experience more than the negative
aspects this will obviously lead to genuine happiness. With other things you
can’t do this, because they are what they are. We often share stories
about positive experiences like a trip to the mountains skiing after they
received two foot of snow after a long drought because they’re more fun to talk
about. Those stories are simply more entertaining. For example, once a year a
local construction company would show their appreciation to their employees
with a trip to Mammoth. Each year they would close their doors for a week and
rent a fishing lodge at Convict Lake. The employees would spend an entire week

Fishing on pontoon boats, kayaking,
hiking, skiing, barbequing or just sitting around the campfire reminiscing
about events of the past. This was an all-expense paid trip by the construction
company for the employees. These experiences brought a lot of happiness to the
employees, they felt appreciated and not just being an employee, it built good
moral and motivated the employees to do better in the years to come. These
positive experiences created happiness for the employees.

            Happiness isn’t something that you
experience long-term, it’s something you have to work at and continue
working at your whole life. It fluctuates between emotions, feelings,
circumstances and situations. Happiness is completely inconsistent and our mood
can change from being on top of the world to being completely underneath it in
a matter of seconds.(Becca Martin)!