Each person defines the feeling state of happiness differently. Some people are most happy and content when controlling problems around them with family, friends and co-workers. They enjoy difficult and challenging tasks to solve. Mastering these gives them the heady emotion of happiness for they have bestowed satisfaction to others and been “responsible.” Self-gratification is not their overriding concern.

Yet other people feel happiest with freedom from responsibility, especially to others. These people feel giddy with happiness at being in a cocoon of total protection supplied by other people. They relish others catering to them at all times.

What has been your experience with what makes you and others happy?