Pleasure Vs Happiness

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Pleasure Vs Happiness

Pleasure is great – but it doesn’t last.  Pleasure comes from your five senses. From a great meal, a nice glass of wine and a new car. Nothing wrong with these things – they make the experience of life better.  But they are fleeting.

Happiness, well that’s different story.  Happiness is the DNA of pleasure. My point is simple this: Pleasure comes from something on the outside, Happiness comes from within. It is state you create by choice.  It’s a decision.  It’s an act of will.

People can be happy when they are going through great pain and adversity.  There’s no pleasure evident in their external lives and yet they are content on the inside.  And, conversely, tons of people are surrounded by pleasure (fast cars, nice homes, great clothes) but there’s no joy within.  So choose to be happy. You can’t control life on the outside.  Hard stuff will happen. But you can control what goes on inside.  And those who do become great.

From The Greatness Guide – Robin Sharma

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很多時我們分不開兩者 , 誤以為 Pleasure = Happiness ,不停去追求物質或一些外來刺激、觀感享受 , 以為那一間的樂趣 , 精彩 , 燦爛是自己所要的永恆 , 而忘記真正令自己 Happiness 的核心價值元素 , 例如愛與被愛 , 活力 , 自我肯定 , 成功感 , 獨立自主 , 能力 , 認同 , 尊重 , 信任  …………. 所以會出現一種開心背後的空虛孤寂。

反而一個明白什麼是自己所須的人 , 他可用最簡單的方法去令自己帶來滿足。 Pleasure 只是一種媒介 , 一種工具 , Pleasure 未必等於你 Happy , 但你若有 Happiness 就一定可創做 Pleasure。切記 Happiness 其實是一些很簡單 , 很Basic 的東西 , 幾十年來性質無變 , 只是人太多心而略了。

朋友 , 現在明白了嗎?

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