My semester-final Chinese essay, followed by the Google machine-translation (which ends up hilarious — Computer generated Chingrish!)
问题就是我们看幸福的角度。幸福不在于终点而在于过程。对大多部分的人来说，成就不是目的，幸福是目的。成功也不是得到幸福之手段，不快乐的成功的人多的是。说实在，“生活很像坐火车的过程——有耽搁、绕道、烟雾、灰尘、煤屑、颠簸等，只偶尔有漂亮的山水及享受快速的移动。重要的是感谢上帝给你坐。”（－Gordon B. Hinckley）
The Pursuit of Happiness
Although the current era is always the most peaceful and prosperous times, but according to the statistics of modern people with no recent times more than unhappy. What is the reason?
People living in modern life into the frantic competition. For all of us to find the secret of happiness is the goal pursued, but they also feel that “I climbed a mountain the next will be happy.” They do not awaken the next hill but a mountain is not the towering. To places like the top of the time they found an endless, far from the top.
We are full with the “achievements will be happy to be” over the imagination of our lives. Therefore, we effort to striving for success is always our goal to bring to fulfillment busy exhausted. But to find it difficult to achieve only our tired. How, if we in the pursuit of happiness and at the same time there is no spirit or did not have time to enjoy life’s good, not very contradictory Ma?
In that case, bring happiness in life, what is? If happiness does not lie in the pursuit of success, then why are we strive? Why do not we live in. We find happiness? Why do we always insist on the pursuit of happiness does not give us any thing?
Problem is that we look at the point of view of happiness. Happiness is not the end but in the process. For the most part of the people, not an end in success, happiness is the goal. Nor is it to be a successful means of happiness, the success of unhappy people who are numerous. To tell the truth, “much like to ride the train of life of the process – there are delays, Bypass, smoke, dust, cinder, bumps and so on, only occasionally have a beautiful landscape and enjoy the fastest mobile. Is important to thank God for you to sit.” (-Gordon B. Hinckley)
Recurrent dreams can not be rooted in childhood, we would like to become a hero on the desire. We can not grow up to overcome this desire, would like to receive the applause of others. Aspiring people often feel a need to do important things-money, otherwise they will not satisfied with worry. But the important thing to do after they found their happiness and the people do not align compliment. Repeated pursuit compliment to meet their own sense of loss will only make people若失, is caught in a dilemma – but is only repeating the same mistakes.
The results, at present, many people can not悠游freely enjoy their life. Just imagine, ranking the leading position of university students a few students willing to live in a small town in rural areas, have been unknown to ancient life? Most people would feel to miss this opportunity.
In that case, the solution of this problem where children? “Ask not what the world needs. Ask what makes you become active again. And then do the clearance, because the world needs an active person.” (Harold Whitman) the time of our lives is a kind of money, and we do all have spent money to live, and sometimes spend huge. Life will be trade-offs, how to spend our limited events to our challenges. I am afraid many people accustomed to the funding is wasted on unnecessary things.
The direction of our lives do not determine to a great decision, and the decision to the daily life of tiny identified. In addition, the secret of happiness is human relationships. In other words, do not attach importance to others, did not express the gentle love of family, how can we talk about the achievements in the world or compliment it?
In short, we need to reverse the world’s told us it would bring happiness – are very wrong. To this end, the need to decide how to spend money to live a significant juncture, we should consider buying the most valuable pearl of life – the development and love of their loved ones.