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by MerleVillalobos 4 months ago in advice
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A happy man is not because he has more, but because he cares less.

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A happy man is not because he has more, but because he cares less.

Whenever you hear the laughter of children outside your window or see them playing without any worries, you can't help but feel a bit sad: happiness is theirs, and I have nothing.

This may not be my feeling alone, 80 to 90 percent of adults will feel the same, we are unhappy because we are adults. However, when you think about it, which adult did not come from a child?

I was born in the countryside, and childhood do not understand the prosperity of the city but has a city children can not imagine happiness. Because I was the youngest child in the family, my parents and siblings were naturally spoiled, and I am most proud of the fact that I was the only one in the family to have attended kindergarten.

I remember when I first went to the school, there were no ready-made desks and benches, so I had to create my own from local materials, a few bricks stacked on top of each other and a long wooden board in the middle, so a simple desk was available, and the benches were small benches brought by the children themselves from home, and those who did not have to sit on a few bricks. During class, everyone sat with their hands behind their backs and learned to sing along with the teacher, and after class, they chased each other around the courtyard. In summer, as long as it didn't rain, the teacher took us to the small woods near the kindergarten to play, where there was fragrant grass and a shallow stream, and the boys took off their shoes and put their feet into the cool water, while we girls sat in groups on the grass under the trees and played some simple games. We couldn't have been happier at that time.

When the simple tables and stools in kindergarten were replaced with brand new small tables and chairs, it was time for me to go to school. But then the burden of learning for elementary school students is much lighter than now, the first to fifth grade exam subjects are only two - language and mathematics, and knowledge is relatively simple, as long as you listen carefully to the teacher in class, complete your homework on time every day will certainly be able to test high marks, I am more obedient children, the first thing every day after school is sitting at home The only small square table to write homework, homework is not much, a little time to write, the rest of the time is to play, rural children can not afford to buy toys to develop their own, sometimes a few small stones, a small ice cream stick will be able to play a lot of fun, handy little girls are made of the family's scraps of cloth sewn into large and small bags, filled with grain made of sandbags, to get a few people to play the game of sandbags; or find a round scrap of iron The last thing you need to do is to put a few chicken feathers from your neighbor's rooster into a shuttlecock, and several children will take turns kicking it to see who gets more.

The children who grew up in the mountains were all hikers, digging for wild plants, picking dates, catching grasshoppers ...... sometimes not really to eat that bite, the greater interest is in the process of playing.

Then came high school, college, and work. At first, because of the increased burden of school, the time to play was gradually squeezed out; later the pressure of work and life, people have become more and more mature, and their interest in playing gradually faded.

So, happiness once had never been patronized.

"All adults were once children", but adults are no longer as simple as children, which should be the reason we lost happiness.

The heart is in turmoil when you think too much, and it's easier to live a simple and happy life when you think about everything in a simple way!

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