“You being happy is ordinary; Others being happy because of you is eXtraOrdinary.”- Naveen Lakkur
Who doesn’t want to be happy. But, Happiness is a tricky one, hence people struggle to get it.
My spiritual master once said, most people are willing to go any distance to get happiness, they still land-up without getting it because they travel outside searching for it. You will surely get it if you are willing to be a Little Extra, change the direction, just travel 2 inches inside and search.
If getting happiness is a tricky subject, then how do we learn this subject.
My classmate shared a Little Extra experiment conducted by a professor who gave a balloon to every student, who had to inflate it, write their name on it and throw it in the hallway. The professor then mixed all the balloons. The students were then given 5 minutes to find their own balloon. Despite a hectic search, no one found their balloon.
At that point, the professor told the students to take the first balloon that they found and hand it to the person whose name was written on it. Within 5 minutes, everyone had their own balloon.
The professor said to the students: “These balloons are like happiness. We will never find it if everyone is looking for their own. But if we care about other people’s happiness, we’ll find ours too.”
I learnt something from this experiment, If we want to ‘Get’ happiness, we need to be a Little Extra and learn to ‘Give’ it to others because, what we give will come back to us in multiples.
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