Happiness is that elusive term that many people try to grasp in their reality. Many will define happiness differently, and many will say that happiness has nothing to do with money and possessions – and this is very true.
Happiness is a lot more than that. It’s a feeling that we are born with when we have absolutely nothing, and yet the whole world is within our grasp. Only when we stop seeing the world through the dreamy eyes of a child we start losing our sense of happiness.
The truth is, happiness is unconditional – it doesn’t require anything to exist because it’s already there, but it needs you to start looking at the world through its mechanism. Looking at the world with awe and amazement, and feeling the constant thrill of life and the little things – this is what happiness is for a child.
And this is what Richard Branson believes is the secret to happiness – never stop seeing the world through the eyes of your inner child.
“I think that an adult should behave no differently from a child. And that is, never say no… keep going until you succeed,” he concludes in his short video where he interviews different people of all ages to see what makes them happy.
Branson’s video is made to promote his new memoir Finding My Virginity. As he says in the prologue, life is full of surprises and new experiences, and although you can lose your virginity only once, every new day comes with a challenge that helps us rediscover it.
“I view life as one big adventure; I’m always learning, and finding new things to try and challenges to overcome. I’m still finding my virginity every day,” he explains in the Prologue. “We all have ups and downs, trials and tribulations, failures and triumphs: we just hope to come out stronger on the other side.”
And life is definitely a rollercoaster – which means that you need to learn to enjoy the ride and find the thrill in all of that.