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Are You Leading The Life You Want Or The Life You Need?

This morning, as I awoke, I looked at the window and the curtain, which was swaying rhythmically, left to right. The first thing I did was to switch off my phone alarm.

Now usually, like everyone else, my phone’s flooded with notifications from insignificant apps; today, it was just my wallpaper staring back at me. Switching off data services is a bliss, isn’t it? I kept my phone aside and went ahead with my day. On rare days, when I have time, I eat my breakfast at home instead of hogging it on my way to the office. As I stepped out and smelled the beautiful winter morning, I had an instant smile on my face. To my good luck, I got a seat in the Metro, both, while going as well as returning from office.

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The Everyday Things

It’s strange how there are some days when life doesn’t disappoint you at all, right? Unlike days when everything goes wrong. We talk about living life king size or about the tiny things that bring bigger changes - but what about the moments in between, the moments that don’t fit in either of these extremes? The everyday moments. The everyday moments that reflect our being.

We often define the quality of our life in terms of our standard of living, in terms of which phone we have, in terms of how successful we are, in terms of how much are we earning. But is that all?

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What Matters The Most To You?

I asked different people about what matters to them in life and the answers were - happiness, contentment, family, the well-being of their family, etc. And that’s exactly what I’d have said too because that’s how we are conditioned to answer this question, right?

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It’s Time To Face Reality

Honestly, aren’t most of us running towards making more and more money? If happiness matters to us most, then why are we unhappy in our lives? If our family matters to us the most, then why don’t we spend more time with them. If contentment is what we are all looking for, then why are we still stuck with monotonous jobs we completely hate.

For once, let’s forget the things we are ‘supposed’ to say and face the reality. It’s given we all want to be successful but aren’t we comprising on the quality of our lives while doing so?

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What It Takes To Be Happy (And Successful)

It’s said that success leads to happiness, but what if it’s the other way round? What if happiness leads to success?

Jyoti Tanna, a woman in her late fifties, has a story which proves that happiness, indeed leads to a successful life. During the Partition, when her family escaped Pakistan, times were tough. She was never given a proper chance to complete her studies. She wasn’t allowed to marry the man she loved. But she made her way to happiness.

“My mother didn’t sit through my wedding, but after 52 years, let me tell you, it was the best decision of my life! I was respected as a woman, allowed to work and given equal rights. In 1983, I was standing on my balcony one day when I saw five children in school uniforms sitting on the footpath and playing cards. I went up to them and asked them why they weren’t at school. They said, ‘We have shabby uniforms so the teacher beats us and doesn’t allow us to sit in class.’ My childhood memories came rushing back to me, so immediately I bought them uniforms and paid their fees, but within a week, two of those children ran away again…”  

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Humans Of Bombay

“I still focused on the other three and would take home cooked food for them every day. With the ₹900 I had saved over the years, I started a Trust and soon people started volunteering with me, visiting slums where children weren’t studying and enrolled them with us…”  

“From those three students, today, there are over 10,000 children studying under my Trust, and there has been nothing more fulfilling. These children give back once they get jobs either by volunteering or helping us with finances, and let me tell you...our students have gone on to become doctors, lawyers, and engineers. Even though I didn't get to go to college, I've lived my every dream through these students and I couldn't have asked for anything more.”

This is just one of the hundreds of stories where people who were happy were successful.

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We need to stop complicating the term ‘quality of life’. It’s not about being able to afford a Starbucks coffee, but about how you’d prefer that nukkad vali chai over it. It’s not about owning an iPhone, but it’s about calling the ones you love at the end of the day. It’s not about which car you own, but about who you can take with you on that long drive. It’s not about having dinner at a fancy restaurant but about how daal-chawal satisfies you the most.

Quality of life is knowing yourself and above all, it’s about knowing your happiness.

Read Source : indiatimes.com
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