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.