There are those whose past circumstances were so horrendous it would seem as if they didn’t have a chance at happiness. Yet they’ve gone on to live great lives and accomplish amazing things. And others with similar beginnings have left this life defeated.
It’s said that happiness is a choice. For some it comes easy, for others (like myself) it takes a lot of work.
I had to take responsibility for my negative emotions, regardless of whose fault it was that I had them.
Ask yourself: how bad do I want to be happy? How hard am I willing to fight for it?
I had to go to whatever lengths necessary to ‘get healthy’ and some days it’s still a battle.
The Declaration of Independence says that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Notice that happiness is not guaranteed.
That part is up to us.