Friday, June 26, 2009
Happiness or Character?
Happiness is wanted by all...as some get and some dont and most get it in bits and pieces or in different forms. Is this the only thing in life. I guess happiness is important but also important is a persons character, image or reputation. This is what you take away when you die and nothing else. Ancient Greeks has a lovely saying that "Call no man happy until he is dead". No one can guarantee that he is happy until he dies, no matter how strong he has been or how well he has faced served his country or community...the element of risk will always be there that life could end badly.
Character according to me is associated with happiness as happiness is a bonus package with it but sometimes not seen, on the other hand happiness can exist without character but for a limited period of time. I mean happiness is not the end of life, character is!!! Many a times people have risked a lot of things just for a few moments of fun. After a person dies neither happiness nor his character goes with him...as a matter of fact happiness dies the moment the person dies its only his character which stays here for ever. Its for his character the person is always remembered and is alive in the thoughts of people.