There are people in the World about whom I use the expression " Happily Depressed". They are satisfied with their state of not being happy. When we speak- Alexa please download happiness, the application called happiness will be downloaded.
And since the time immemorial, the mind has been a big factor in man's happiness or unhappiness. It is not a coincidence that sages used to mediate in forests on mountains and beneath trees and not in closed premises.
Man has not treated laughter well. While setting priorities of life, we have been putting laughter in the end. Those who are fond of laughter will always find situations to laugh at and those who like cribbing and complaining will always find situations to do that.
One can call them annoyists because they specialise in getting annoyed and not being consoled for long time. Had I been in Akbar's place I would have allowed Salim to marry Anarkali.
About the Author:
Ved Kumar Sharma is MA in Russian Literature from JNU. Having worked for Naval Headquarters as Translation Officer for Thirteen years he became freelance writer and interpreter.
He is passionate about happiness and laughter. He is co-founder of a society called Laughter Trust which promotes laughter. He tells stories of full of wisdom and humour for the App Aum Hum in Hindi and Russian.