Can people control over their expression of happiness
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Is expressing happiness something over which people have no control, or can people choose to express their happiness? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
It is inevitable and quite laudable to face happy moments in one’s life, at least more than once. Mostly, people do feel according to their situation, like feeling happy when the situation is making them happy. However, they can sometimes feel an entirely different kind of emotion. People can be sullen in their most joyful times. They can be also happy in gloomy milieu. There are those who say that happiness is under no control, but it is, in fact entirely controllable. People control, sometimes force their feeling of happiness although their surroundings would be happening in an entirely different way.
People can suppress their happiness when they want to feel joyful. It is their sense of morality which mostly controls their happiness. Sometimes, triumphant winners of the competition repress their exultant feeling in respect of their competitors. In many sports such as fencing, the first thing winners have to do is not to express their joy of winning, but to approach their opponents and show respect for them. Sometimes, people have to hold their happiness in public affairs. Laughing and shouting out of their emotions would definitely not suit the environment.
Sometimes, people can choose to express happiness although others would normally feel sad. Usually optimists tend to look on the bright side of things and try to stay happy. The famous quote of “The glass is not already half empty, but it is still half full” shows the typical way of optimistic thoughts. Sometimes, it can benefit people a lot. For students facing big tests, stress can be a huge burden and happiness is not a typical feeling to have. Choosing to feel happy, which some people tries to do, sometimes happens to be very effective.
People have control over their happiness although they just let it out in most of times. In certain other times, they should halt their joyfulness when it is required. In few occasions, people also can look on the brighter side of things and find happiness inside it, which may give positive effects. People should have the power not to succumb to the environment they are in. They should know how they should control their feelings, like happiness, in certain times.