Happiness has been noted to vary over a lifetime because it is differs with age. Happiness refers to a feeling of satisfaction or contentment after achieving something. Certain arguments claim that happiness happens for people in different ages than other. Happiness also supersedes the materials things and individuals’ external situation. Moreover, happiness can be induced by taking holidays and meditation (Silverblatt, 2009).
In fact the old individuals tend to experience more happiness than the younger ones who have a variety of enjoying themselves. Because of different definitions of happiness, there are certain elements of determining happiness among individuals, such as, good health, adequate source of money, affection, selfless attitude and productive activity or work. All these elements are prerequisites of achieving real happiness among the individuals (Keller, 2005).
The varying views of individuals about happiness demonstrate their cultural myths. This is because have certain cultural beliefs with which they use to determine their happiness. For instance, people believe that certain gadgets, specific clothes or locations peoduce happiness (Hecht, 2009). Therefore, they always strive to achieve these things in order to experience everlasting happiness. In order to maintain happiness, it is necessary that individuals are flexible to changes around them.
Abandonment of some contracting goals in life also help in the achievement of happiness. This occurs through the elimination of irrationality and false ideas among individuals. Moreover, determination of direction is another way of realizing happiness among individuals. Everyone has a unique way of experiencing and maintaining happiness (Silverblatt, 2009).
Culturally, there are mythic figures that determine happiness in different cultures. Celebrities experience happiness since they have enormous wealth, name and fame. To them, lack of either of them is regarded as lack happiness. Therefore, the celebrities rely on the trio in order to maintain their happiness. There is a certain way in which American media and advertising refer to happiness (Hecht, 2009).
Since adverts are made to draw the viewers’ attention to something, the media strives to make people happy through them. This is done by use of models that appear happy after using or purchasing a certain item or service. Therefore, it employs visuals and sounds that make the viewer admire and feel happy about the item that is being advertised. This way, businesses have been performing well due to the false happiness derived from the advertisements (Silverblatt, 2009).