If you want to be happy, be.
This quote reminds me of a saying- "If you aren't happy, then change it". I feel like this quote is saying somewhat of the same thing. If you want to be happy, be happy.
This quote also reminds me of a 50's song that I was introduced to by watching the movie "Mermaids" with Cher and Winona Ryder. "If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife. So from my personal point of view, get an ugly girl to marry you." Haha! Funny but so wrong!
Anyway, back to the serious quote- there are plenty of people in this world who live unhappily every day and don't have the guts to change it. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to get what you want out of life, and isn't that really what will make us happy after all? Nothing in life is handed to you, at least not in the real world. You have to earn everything yourself. Your money, your education, your respect...everything. So make the most out of yourself, out of your life, because it's the only life you'll ever have.
I also think that this quote can be perceived as an unfinished quote. "If you want to be happy, be ____".
Alive. Courageous. Driven. Yourself. Unique. Thankful. ...the list could go on and on. Be the person you want to be. Don't be the person that everyone else wants you to be. Stand up for what you believe in and don't let others talk down on you. And remember to be thankful for what you have and appreciate everything you wake up to.
Lastly, I think this quote can mean to BE in the moment. Everyone, everyday gets caught up in life sometimes and has to really remember to live in the moment, be in the moment.
That's about all I got for this quote, without spending hours here on the computer and getting into a deep philosophical sea with no life vest.
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Your Friendly Mama,