World Hapiness Day – What does Happiness mean to you?

Today 20th March; marks the World Happiness Day as was declared by Ban Ki Moon the then Secretary of the United Nations back in 2011. The International Day of Happiness is celebrated worldwide every March 20[1], and was conceptualized and founded by philanthropist, activist, statesman, and prominent United Nations special advisor Jayme Illien to inspire, mobilize, and advance the global happiness movement. 

We are all meant to be happy, students, children; the suffering; the rich the poor. Today at campus many are divided into cocoons hiding behind the social image of one another. But once upon being separated and let out in the free world; many a problem definitely arises.

What do you consider happiness in Campus? Happiness is when you laugh together with a friend be happy and enjoy what life puts ahead of you. Being happy while the rest are sad is not being happy that’s being selfish. A friend in need is a friend indeed; some few campusers enjoy the torment the rest face at times; for say during exams; one struggles to understand a theory but the one who can offer the much needed help is seated aside making a mockery of the scenery.

Drinking, going clubbing and the rest is not the symbol of happiness; but helping one another and sharing the little you have definitely brings a smile to another; That is the true definition of happiness. How do you define happiness?

Contributed by Rahma Amood – Dorris Mollel Foundation