What does it take to be Happy?

Not a lot.

Johnson Tellis
4 min readJul 14, 2020
Photo by MI PHAM on Unsplash

Happiness doesn’t choose you, you choose it.

It was New Year’s Eve and I was eagerly waiting for the present dad got me. Every passing minute seemed like the passing of days. There was a rush of adrenaline and suddenly everything surrounding me was in focus. I noticed things around me in detail; they now seemed to be glaring at me! I was immersed in the new observations I was making just to pass time before the moment arrived…

My new bicycle was presented to me in all its glory! I was so overwhelmed. I thanked dad with a kiss and a hug and took to the road in my very first bicycle. You can probably tell what followed. My increased affection towards the present knew no bounds. I swore to clean it every single day.

But long before months had passed, my enthusiasm declined and in the span of 2 years, I gave it away…with no emotional attachment.

I felt the same way again when a watch was presented to me, also when I won a Table Tennis match and when I anticipated an appreciation from a friend for whom I had cooked, for his birthday.

I was expecting a rush of joy, but the feeling was temporary.

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Johnson Tellis

An Entrepreneur working towards the community centric products. Actively involved in mentoring and guiding the youth towards self and community development.