Does Change Really Bring Happiness for Americans?5 min read
If you were given two choices, stating one is heavenly with no misery, and the other’s a total opposite, you choose one. Happens to be, you just skipped the one with the woe and distress; then comes a surprise box on offer, and as stated, it is mysterious! Will you go for a deal or a no-deal?
Whether you are a change-averse or preferred person, the ultimate question is: will you be happier with or without it?
How America is Changing
The framework of the American culture has been revolutionized in the past three decades by technological, societal, cultural, and economic shifts. Globalization, the technology explosion, and the new service sector, which was before-eminence, have started to break the ties that have traditionally formed American towns, neighborhoods, and outskirts. In certain ways, the change that we are witnessing is altering American culture for the better — but not in all ways. So regardless of the long-term effects outlaying a better future, one thing has been clearly stated: Most of us struggle to adapt, many of us are not happier.
America is said to be a workaholic nation where an average citizen is believed to be a lot happier if they worked less. Also, eating out rather than grocery shopping has risen significantly due to this ‘busy working life.’ LGBTQ community has achieved a sense of choice and marriage right along with their own community.
‘Black Lives Matter’ has also been a major shift in American culture, where gradual equality is achieving yet. Minorities are blending more, and the curve is flattening. And finally, climate changes are impacting lifestyle alterations in American culture.
Change versus happiness
1. It Is All in The Perspective
Expressing oneself is constructive – meaning happy, supportive, and compassionate – and we will eventually build greater self-esteem rates and a better self-image. We can handle feedback and failures much better by getting into the practice of being optimistic. However, no matter what the change is, a change in perspective is necessary to adapt to the change and solve problems overall.
In his book, Make Your Bed, McRaven outlines stories of his own life and of the others during his service in the military, coping with suffering and taking difficult choices of resolve, dignity, respect, and bravery. Reframing perspectives can help deal with mental stress and be successful.
2. ‘Good’ Changes Over Bad Ones
Regular practice of constructive reinforcement of yourself and others around you will help to maintain your view of the universe set in a stronger light than it could have been.
Nonetheless, the so-called “silver-line mentality” will allow you to find the positive in situations and to reframe issues as obstacles. Such good changes are important to you, and to your positive attitude. When you can actively stop bad emotions that could come into your mind, that will allow you to be the individual you want to feel positive for.
Richo teaches us how to open up about our lives — including the disturbing, unpleasant, or frustrating things — and explore our true gifts, by embracing the positives.
3. Accepting What Cannot Be Changed
Though change is always expected, nothing lasts forever, and this must be addressed no matter the circumstances. In Five Things We Cannot Change, Richo teaches us that we will achieve freedom and explore the real riches that life has to give by lowering our deep-seated aversion to these deals.
4. The Broader View
Whether or not a certain change produces positive energy in your life, sometimes there is a bigger picture to this. Ultimately, understanding the wider context often involves taking a step backward and making opportunities to obtain the sort of insight you will really need for love and happiness.
Take a moment to relax the head, listen to the rustling in the breeze, and hurry somewhat less. Question yourself what really matters in your life, and the effects of reflection will, of course, help you develop clarity into what is most significant. You’ll find in Make Your Bed, that beauty lies in the strength and energy and wisdom that “giving up” is not really an option, and that there are always ways not to give up.
The average American, super work-centric, and busy routinely, with advanced ways of getting things done requiring change that is almost daily, can be stressful. Coming back to those two choices and the surprise one, when heaven and surprise were still confusing to choose, explains how changes can be scary yet create adrenaline.
No change speaks to our instincts yet; however, we will resolve it. The perfect plan for success is to treat the changing world with sensible versatility. You do not really suppose so, but that is true. Because if you can change your opinion, you can do something that you intend to do, something that can lead you to your happy place. Changes can indeed be a hustle, like a fish out of water, soaking yet dry feeling you feel. But you will change the course of your life by shifting your outlook and experience greater happiness.
You just deserve to be your own self. And though you can disagree at times, it’s important that you can always be the best for your surroundings. While you might be going through transitions, that doesn’t mean you’re going to change. Instead, the potential for success would, and you will embrace it wholeheartedly.