I've been thinking a lot about Happiness. I know we've all heard the quote from Joseph Smith that happiness is the object and design of our existence. I'm pretty sure he meant that for everyone, even poor law school students and their families.
It's FINALs time and everyone is stressed, so that always helps, but there always seems to be this attitude of being happy LATER. I'll be so happy when finals are over, or I'll be so happy when I go home to my parent's house, etc.... Granted these are trivial things, but what happens when we say, " I'll be happy when we're done with law school." " I'll be happy when we finally have a house of our own." etc.... Don't get me wrong- these are fabulous, righteous desires. But at the same time, do we miss opportunities to be really happy, right now?
To add to that, is Happiness more than just a lack of envy? Or a lack of "want"? I want a new car, but does that mean I can't be truly happy now? One of my roommates from college just finished building a house and they are expecting a baby. I am excited for them, but also think that it will be years, maybe even a decade before my situation will be the same as theirs. I know we shouldn't compare ourselves to others, but we always do!
Anyway- I do want to be truly happy now. I dont' want to wait and be happy later. Any thoughts?