Does seeing other people happy make us question our own happiness? I believe it does if we consciously think about it.
As a child, I was always looking at other people. Not to judge or look at what they had, I wasn’t interested in that, but looking at how happy they seemed, made me realise how unhappy I was. They could have had their own issues going on, but outwardly they looked happy.
We can see and think we understand, but the reality is that what we think we see means we can never truly know, it’s just how we see things looking at others. The reality for most of us is that it never would, not that it never could. Every day we live with hope that we will come to feel differently that things will change, but they never do.
Looking back, I now understand the correlation but in my own case and given that I was dealing with physical and emotional impairments, it was up to my family to put it right for me.
That didn’t happen, but in pursuit of happiness, for me it would take me many years to know that it was me that needed to change.