Question of the Day – No. 215 Posted on November 24, 2018November 24, 2018 by Troy Headrick What can we do to make other people happy? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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Go out of our way to do something for them that is unexpected and will make them smile
Would you say that our ego stops us from doing that?
I think to a certain extent it does, or maybe we just don’t notice/observe others enough to realise that they’re struggling just as much as us and deserve something to cheer them up
I think sometimes we have this attitude of just “I don’t care” and we don’t take the time to get to know others or their story
Actually listen to them, and not just wait for your turn to talk.
I agree that it would be a huge step forward! How often do you do it?
I love to listen especially when it is something new, I like to learn about people and their experiences. But am totally subject to interjection with some random thought because I’m super loud, “enthusiastic” and impulsive. Haha.
We can’t make other people happy, as we are all responsible for our own happiness. We can however, maybe brighten someone’s day or moment by a small act of kindness or giving them a compliment. Also, smiles are contagious. ☺
I agree with that. And we have indeed a huge influence over other people’s emotions.
Love them like you love yourself
That would be ideal…
Make them feel wanted and cared for.
In your opinion, how can we do that?
By giving them time and being there for them.
Just “trying” usually works. Great answers above. 🤗
Well, we couldn’t do it without the try, could we?
Can you give an example of action for each of those?
Being with them during their hard times as we accompany them during happy party times is a true affection..
Timely care is nothing but paying attention to them,
Appreciating them for their achievement and for the profile who they are, then guiding them in a right way if they tend to move in wrong path…
So by being in touch enquiring their state of life frequently makes them feel special and happy
Giving a piece of yourself. If I share, you may feel comfortable enough to share back; so, allowing one to be comfortable can make a person happy.
Very interesting. It clearly shows the idea that we need to make the first step.
First and foremost it is to make yourself happy, that’s when you can do something for others too…
Helping others is great but that doesn’t’t mean killing yourself over it…
Helping others in some way you can, the way they need it, it could be your time, your attention, love, or some other thing…
If you aren’t losing anything, why not help… it’ll surely make you happy too, that’s all required…
xx My thoughts xx
Helping others is the key! Because it makes us happy too 🙂
Make them feel comfortable with themselves, not ask them to be something different than what they already are
Unfortunately, that seems to be impossible for some people.
You’re right. People are only able to say “if you were a little bit more… (a stupid random adjective)”
I have found taking time for them is one of the most important. That way you get to know them on a deeper level and your more aware of what would help. Sometimes its encouragement or compliments or acknowledgement. Sometimes it tough talk reality. Simple things work a lot. I remember how glad my Mom used to be that I brought her flowers for no reason throughout the year in her later years. It didn’t have to be an expensive bouquet or roses. Sometimes its just a simple visit and listening. But most of the time I find it helpful to just be kind and friendly to everyone. Exchanging a simple greeting of hello or how are you today or have a nice day. At a minimum a nice smile or node.
This is awesome! All of these things are just a way for us to transmit the message that “you matter” whomever that “you” might be. Thank you for this life lesson!
The coma part might bring us happiness when it comes to certain people.
Make yourself Happy and your circle will be happy too… Your circle may change
I think that changing the circle might be the first step for self-happiness.
Listen to them! 🙂 Even when listening to people complaining about their troubles can get irritating, indulging them (within reason) can make a big difference in their lives.
Oh yeah! I totally agree with that! Real listening is rare these days…
Listen to them.
Yes, that is one of the most important parts!
Recognize and accept them for who they are and wish to be…. 🙂
“The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse”.. Kilroy Oldster
Too bad so many people think that being different is a curse. I want to change that.
When was the last time you received some genuine care?
This morning. My husband nursed me through a tortuous migraine at 2 am
Be an instigator to life
Yes! To wake people up so they stop sleepwalking through life!
Actively listen so that you actually hear what they’re saying. People really appreciate when it feels like someone actually ‘gets’ them.
True! And it sounds easy, but it’s so hard sometimes because our own thoughts and feelings get in the way.
I was expecting more along the lines of be happy ourselves & radiate that. I’m not sure we can make other people happy, we are each responsible for our own happiness. There are simple little things, like listening to people, smiling at them… I find that comes naturally with being in a good place myself.
So it would be better to be on peace and maybe happy with ourselves and then we can help others be happy, right?
set an example for them to follow, & then maybe help them. We can only help people who are willing to be helped…