7. Happiness, Enjoyment And Pleasure As Factors In Realizing Life Potential
These terms characterize our disposition. They are not concrete terms but describe a quality of our being.
These life qualities arise from the overall situation of life. Euphoria is produced by “all systems being in harmony,” physical, mental, emotional and otherwise. To achieve these qualities, our life needs must be adequately met in all spheres. We must be free of disturbing factors in all aspects of our being.
A happy disposition is normal and natural to humans. Its absence is an attest to errant disposition or factors that impinge upon it.
7.1 The life-sapping effects of depression and despair
Disenchantment with the prospects of life is occasioned by factors that undermine our well-being. Chronic toxicosis causes suffering that destroys our happiness and that of others as well. Chronic body toxicity vitiates the body and creates a negative life disposition. A sick body makes a miserable member of society that depresses not only the individual but those who become involved with or touch that individual. Just as a smile is a most infectious agent, a miserable individual can cast gloom upon those around.
Suffering makes individuals miserable and misery loves company, even if it has to create it.
Many of your clients will be suffering from the throes of disease. One of the most salutary services you can perform for them is to persuade them to change environments for one to two months to go through a lengthy fast, rebuild some semblance of health and undergo an attitudinal change that makes happiness and enjoyment virtues after all.
Many people harbor the attitude that virtues of life are strengthened by the adversities we suffer. Many feel that pleasures and joys are inherently sinful or unimportant in the scheme of things. They thus make themselves miserable and attempt to impose their outlook upon others.
You’ll meet a multitude of types in your professional sojourn. Vitiated people travel some rather strange paths. Giving their lives new pathways to trod calls for consummate insight and skill. Our endeavor in these lessons is to teach you about everything that bears upon human well-being.
7.3 The life-enhancing influences of happiness
If a smile is the most contagious thing around, then happiness radiates itself like the sun on a clear day. If misery is born of a diseased condition having its basis in toxicosis, happiness is born of a vital body condition having its basis in physiological adequacy.
Thus you’ll endeavor to turn your suffering clients lives around so as to First establish the physiological bases for well-being and then, as much as possible, reach the ideal in life conditions.
7.4 The happiness that accrues from a well-rounded life regime
When all is well in all aspects of our being, only euphoria can result. Thus when we systematically change the practices of a client from pathological to healthful, there will be a more or less complete reversal of the client’s feelings and disposition. Of course you’ll find that there are some psychologically and physiologically handicapped individuals beyond total redemption, but even so, you’ll probably find many areas in which improvement is possible, meaning restoring more happiness to a lost life.
Life is meaningful when we enjoy it. As a Life Science professional, you will be instrumental in helping people to make themselves happy.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Achieving Natural Life Potential
- 3. Food And Short Or Long Life
- 4. Factors That Shorten Life
- 5. Exercise And Vigorous Purposeful Activity As Life Essentials
- 6. Mental And Emotional Factors In Living A Natural Life Span
- 7. Happiness, Enjoyment And Pleasure As Factors In Realizing Life Potential
- 8. Questions & Answers