Simona Sanda-Mir

Bucharest, Romania

About Simona

Areas of Expertise

English translation and proofreading, English language - author, English language, English Teaching

I'm passionate about

Languages, chess, nature, traveling, reading;

People don't know I'm good at

Maths and Chemistry

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Simona Sanda-Mir
Posted over 2 years ago
What attributes lead to universal happiness?
Colleen, I think accepting our differences can indeed make us happier as individuals and add more meaning to life as well as a sense of personal worth and value. Perhaps if we all did so, we would be closer to universal happiness.. In one of your comments, you wrote “I am happy when I do what I want to do”. This is a good point. People are happy when they do what they want to do...But what do they want to do? This is where their inner structure comes in...and this is why i said happiness was rather tailor-made. We don't all want to do the same things...yet by doing the different things we enjoy, we could experience the same result and that is be happy...
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Simona Sanda-Mir
Posted over 2 years ago
What attributes lead to universal happiness?
Happiness means different things to different people. As such, there is no universally valid recipe for happiness. Or at least I seriously doubt that. While health, prosperity, well-being etc are important, they may not be sufficient to promt happiness. People also need meaning that is the feeling they contribute to a larger purpose. That their uniqueness makes a difference. That life is worthwhile. And still, we all know healthy, wealthy, inspiring people who are not precisely happy. So maybe, it all comes down to being a happy person and not necessarily to living a happy life..these are two different things. You may have them all - love, money, social recognition- and still get the feeling something is missing...Or you may be someone, like me, struggling to make ends meet, but still be happy, embrace life and cherish everything that comes your way. So, as I see it, there is no universally valid answer to your question simply because there is no such thing as universal happiness. Happiness comes in so many different shapes! It is never universal, but rather tailor-made :)