Happiness and joy are often used interchangeably, but they have distinct differences in their meaning and experience. Happiness is a state of well-being characterized by positive emotions and a sense of contentment with life. It is often associated with our self-identity and emotional well-being. Joy, on the other hand, is a more fleeting and more intense emotion that is often described as a perception of elation, delight, or bliss. Joy often arises with the satisfaction of achieving certain goals and evaporates until we reach another milestone. Simply put, happiness is an enduring state of fulfillment, while joy is a temporary feeling of enjoyment.
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Learnt a lot from your post. Many thanks.
thank you for stopping by :). I am glad you found my article insightful.
It CERTAINLY IS.
You are so kind 🙂
Most welcome. GOD BLESS.
Thank you Katherine <3
Very nicely and simply described difference between happiness and joy.
Indeed. Thanks for stopping by.
I’ve never thought about it before, but you make valid points in describing the differences between the two. Kellye
Thank you Kellye for sharing your thoughts.
Great descriptions really highlighting the ongoing nature of happiness. It’s funny, I’m actually marking some assessments looking at wellbeing (and happiness) at work. Perfect reminder 😁
😂😂😂 I am glad my article was able to help you. Thank you for commenting
Thanks for this. I was just drafting something about the possibility of always laughing but not being happy.
You are most welcome. What we show on the outside is not always how we feel on the inside.
I guess if we search for joy every day, it leads to happiness. Certainly that’s better than noticing everything that we don’t “en-Joy.”
totally agree with you! Choosing to focus on the positive is itself proof that you are happy person! There will always be thousands of reasons to be unhappy. Thank you stopping by.
On my journey to find the difference between happiness and 😊
Great piece 🙂
That is very right! 👌👌
Thank you Priti 🙂
Thank you for sharing
You are welcome 🙏
Joy & happiness…quite distinct indeed.
Indeed! Thank you for commenting:)