It seems simple. But to put it into practice is much more difficult then we realize. It’s harder to be happy for those that we are secretly jealous of and when we don’t think we are in the place that we should be.
Conditions matter. When we see where things are currently are and not what could be, we suffer. And when we can’t sit in the current state of affairs, we want to flee.
Being happy for others, celebrating victories and accomplishments is a skill. It requires us to put away our feelings and to recognize others.
Perhaps, it can then serve as fuel to change. Spreading good cheer lightens our moods. As a result, we are less hard in how we approach the world.