HCOM 214: Interpersonal COMM & Conflict

Learning interpersonal communication skills to improve every part of our lives

The Happiest Moment in Life


The poet Henry David Thoreau once noted, “Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” I think Thoreau is trying to state that you should just let happiness come to you and not try and chase it. You shouldn’t live everyday pushing to attain something that should naturally come. To me Happiness is something that we are always trying to achieve but never really being able to attain it. Sometimes it seems so far out of reach that we try to fill that need for happiness with something else; finding other things that we think make us happy but they only bring us a small amount of happiness or satisfaction leaving us to find something else to fill that hole.

I think it’s very true when people say that money and materials can’t bring you happiness. People think that having all this money and stuff means that compared to others your probably happy but in a lot of cases that’s not true. I think in that moment you feel happy but it’s like fools gold; looks exactly like the real stuff and you think you’ve struck gold and your rich now beyond your wildest dreams but then you find out its worth nothing at all. Some of the poorest people in the worst situations are probably more happy in their life then compared to people who have all this money and materials. To have happiness you can’t rush it you just have to let it happen and eventually you’ll have your happiest moment in life.


2 thoughts on “The Happiest Moment in Life

  1. I agree with you that you just have to let happiness happen and it will come to you. I also like how you included that materialistic things can only make you happy for so long before going and looking for something else.


  2. I agree happiness can’t be rushed or bought it just happens. your right about the money because even if you buy really nice things like cars,clothes,and fun stuff they don’t bring real joy just something that feels like it for a day or two.


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