1. Kala Ravi
    December 21, 2015 @ 10:12 AM

    That is deep my friend! No sure shot answer to this question I guess, unless you are one who has achieved Nirvaana! Like you say, for us mere mortals, maybe we can keep the act of being in the state of happiness by not treading on deeper demons of insecurity, self-doubt, ignorance etc.


  2. Prateek Mathur
    December 21, 2015 @ 11:13 AM

    That's brilliantly written AK! So profound ! Kudos to you sir!


  3. ak.
    December 21, 2015 @ 12:34 PM

    Deep is my kinda thing. 😛 I mean absurd senselessness. Ok, I don't know what Nirvana exactly is but no, I'm a long way from that.
    That's how I deal with the demons inside. The mere mortals are much better and are much happier in their trance of life. No demons for them.

    Thanks for dropping by. 🙂


  4. ak.
    December 21, 2015 @ 12:34 PM

    Why, thank you Prateek. 😀


  5. Aisha
    December 21, 2015 @ 5:09 PM

    Your post has just added few more crumbs to my already obese thoughts.. The answer to the question 'Why am I not happy?' is so simple, and yet we are grinding to the self-created complications. Weird, isn't it? Love the way you write 🙂


  6. ak.
    December 21, 2015 @ 5:39 PM

    I hope the good crumbs.
    The realization of what makes one happy and the enactment are miles apart. Like I said, some of us are battling the unseen battles and not letting the demons out. And yes, its kind of weird, because we know it, yet we don't know it.

    Thank you, Aisha. 🙂


  7. UK Fashionablefoods
    December 21, 2015 @ 6:23 PM

    Wow. very well written… Loved it..:)


  8. ak.
    December 21, 2015 @ 7:13 PM

    Thank you UK ji. 😀


  9. Aseem
    December 25, 2015 @ 4:48 AM

    I have always wondered on what constitutes happiness. In the end, it's just a feeling which changes from people to people. There are so many who are happy just living a normal middle class 9-5 kind of life.

    But then there are also those who have all the money in the world but are still not happy. While all of us should aim for the stars, we should also learn to be satisfied and smile once in a while. Being happy surely wouldn't trouble you or would it?


  10. ak.
    December 25, 2015 @ 2:56 PM

    Happiness is a feeling, an entity that can not be defined or weighted. It changes from person to person, agreed. And one man's happiness is not others happiness. That's quite an alarming state to be in.

    Happiness should be contagious, not a limited commodity. And I agree with your analogy of having everything and not having anything. Prepaid, it's about being happy in what we have and not what we want to have.


  11. Aiman M
    April 7, 2016 @ 7:47 AM

    Or perhaps happiness is making peace with your demons!


  12. ak.
    April 7, 2016 @ 9:20 PM

    You really think so?
    May be so.


  13. Anil Kulkarni
    October 4, 2016 @ 9:36 AM

    What makes one happy? That question can be answered but just that it wont have a simple answer.


  14. Kavita Chavda
    October 18, 2016 @ 6:25 PM

    Probably one of the best about me page I’ve come across 🙂


    • ajaykontham
      October 18, 2016 @ 6:33 PM

      Why, thank you.
      You’re too kind.

      Thanks for dropping by.


      • Kavita Chavda
        October 19, 2016 @ 6:58 PM

        The description is more kind of an abstract that helps to know somebody rather than flat introductory paragraphs 🙂


        • ajaykontham
          October 19, 2016 @ 7:17 PM

          Thank you very much, once again. Really appreciate it.

          P.S. “Why, thank you” is basically a figure of speech usually told acknowledging a compliment that was quite unexpected. In other terms, “Thank you very much, I wasn’t quite expecting that”.
          Sorry about that.


          • Kavita Chavda
            October 19, 2016 @ 7:19 PM

            I did not know this. Thanks for this 😀


            • ajaykontham
              October 19, 2016 @ 7:22 PM

              Oh, well, you’re welcome.
              It just conveys more, I feel.


  15. Rinks
    November 23, 2016 @ 2:07 AM

    Though most of it it went up my head, the last line had me in deep thoughts !


    • ajaykontham
      November 23, 2016 @ 2:11 AM

      I am sorry about that. I try to write a thought in abstract, conveying but not exactly conveying, like hiding between the lines, but end up making no sense at all.

      But phew, one sentence worked. Thank you.


  16. parchedsouls
    January 16, 2017 @ 1:38 PM

    I stumble upon your page again! 🙂

    I guess a happy person is basically one who is satisfied in life. He/she is untroubled by the past and the future.
    They are at peace with life and I guess that’s something that falls in two categories… One is of those people who are just complacent with what they have. I believe there’s nothing harmful about it but it just kills the spark.. the will to be or do better. The other is of those people who are happy and grateful and yet strive for betterment not only of themselves but of those around them too.

    I guess the reason most people find it difficult to be happy(or to continue to be happy) could be because we all have expectations and desires and greed and moods. 😛
    Am I making some sense?

    Let’s just say that “happiness’ is complex in it’s own simple way.


    • ajaykontham
      January 16, 2017 @ 8:26 PM

      Thank you for stumbling upon my page, again. 😀

      I couldn’t agree more. A happy person is indeed someone who is satisfied in life. S/he has what they want, what the need and if it not enough, they are still happy, because it was all they ever needed.

      Brilliantly said. Both points make perfect sense.
      And yes, you are making sense as well. 🙂

      Yes, happiness is indeed complex in it’s own way.

      Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts. 😀


  17. Shalu Sharma Rathod
    September 5, 2017 @ 5:18 PM

    Such profound thoughts. It is difficult to have such deep thoughts in such less words. Loved reading every single line here.

    Personally for myself, I think it is painful to keep revisiting chapters from past. The happy ones will make me feel incompetent in my present & the sad ones will make me – well SAD.

    I believe in moving on & living in present – at least I try to although sometimes I miserable fail too.


    • ajaykontham
      September 5, 2017 @ 7:19 PM

      Why, thank you. 😀

      I believe everyone of us have a similar purview about past & present and would try their best to live in the present or move on.


  18. BellyBytes
    September 6, 2017 @ 1:04 PM

    Don’t think too much and you can be happy. A childlike acceptance of life is a better recipe for happiness than a deep, analytical, probing, questioning mind of an adult who can spend hours on wondering why he/she is not happy. Thinking about it doesn’t make you happy.


    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 1:18 PM

      I believe you are absolutely right. A childlike acceptance might free us of all the burden we seem to carry on our shoulders, day in and day out.

      And you are absolutely right that thinking doesn’t make us happy at all.


  19. knightofsteel
    September 7, 2017 @ 4:27 PM

    Short but deep. Amazing!


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