Joy is the natural measure of a person’s status of well-being. The lower the levels of joy, the more misery in one’s life. The high the levels of joy, the less of a person’s troubles.
I can tell you who is in pain and suffering(psychologically, biologically, physically, socially, and financially), simply by analyzing their levels of joy.
What is Joy?
Joy is simply pure life, calm, exciting, and peaceful. You can inherit the whole world but if at any moment, you feel miserable, then someone else who owns nothing of monetary value but is joyful is far better than you.
Joy is fundamental to life because its absence leaves behind a wide excruciating vacuum of sorrow.
Nonetheless, joy is not just a good feeling in your heart and nerves. It is also about having a good attitude and a rational mental state. Joyful people are deeply understanding and accommodating of others’ limitedness.
The worst defeat
The inability to enjoy life is the worst defeat because, either way, without joy, you feel lifeless irrespective of the success you have achieved. At that very moment, when a person feels lifeless, defeat happens right there and then irrespective of the fireworks going off in their surroundings.
The greatest things of value in life are given to all of us free. All we have to do is embrace them.
Don’t just feel joy, be it.