Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;
7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)
“Happiness is not having what you want. It is wanting what you have.” – Hyman Schachtel
Difficulty level: Moderate
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Quotes Wednesdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote.
Write about need of various interpretation of being happy
Next, using examples mention how in order to be happier than others we end up being unhappy. Cite examples like wealth, power, status, social media fame etc.
Summarise by highlighting the importance of the quote in the present day.