Happiness is Essential (Mar. 2nd)

By Zhuoran Wu

Today, March the 2nd, is our last full day on Havelock Island. I can’t believe we are going to leave this place tomorrow.

Happiness is essential for life – it is also one of the main topics of this trip. Everyone, students and teachers, separated into three groups today: all-day fishing group, fishing and snorkeling group, and village and beach group. Each small group left seeking their own happiness and ready to think about happiness as a concept. Different people experience satisfaction and happiness differently. The teachers are trying their best to make us happy and to help us think about happiness.

Joy comes really easily sometimes. It comes when someone gives you a smile; it comes when you can get into the water on a super hot day; it comes when you discover a new thing that you have never seen before.

Today reminded me of a quote: “What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more, to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks when I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes, or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that tumble and roll and climb in righteous gladness!”

For this day, we tried our best to find happiness on Havelock Island. We took a step to becoming happy for the rest of our time on this trip – just be happy forever and ever.

3 thoughts on “Happiness is Essential (Mar. 2nd)

  1. Zhuoran – you are well on your way to finding true and lasting happiness and should a “dark cloud” appear in the future, just remember your time in the Andaman Islands when you were young and searching and how you felt at this time.

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