Does seeing other people happy make us question our own happiness? I believe it does if we consciously think about it.
As a child, looking at how happy other people seemed, made me realise how unhappy I was. We can see and think we know, but 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 about our lives, that things will change.
I now understand the correlations of my disability around my emotional health and why being happy was something I would need to pursue post diagnosis. At the time it was up to my family to put it right for me.
That didn’t happen, but in pursuit of happiness, it would take me many years to know that it was me that needed to change.