Is Being Happy A Sin?
We have been told since childhood that this world is temporary and ultimately it will come to an end. So, we should not pay heed to the benefits and delights associated with this life. The Holy Books of the three major religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam are interpreted under the shadow of the same rhetoric. The idea is true, but its interpretation is misguided. That this world is temporary is true (no matter whether we subscribe to the religious view or to the scientific one). But here the question arises“ Is being happy a sin?” “Can’t we live a happy life?”
When we want an answer to any question we look at the work of the intellectuals. Ironically, most of the philosophers and intellectuals subscribe to the similar view. It is said that life is a great tragedy. The tragic factor of life cannot be ignored, but apart from all the sufferings and pains that life offers us, we all deserve to be happy. For this we must learn that living a joyful life is not a sin. It is our proud prerogative. The narrative of considering this life a painful journey is espoused by those who fail to achieve what they want. It is an excuse of a quitter.
The point which I want to make here is that despite all the difficulties we face, this life is worth-living. It is a most precious blessing that God has given us and we must not disgrace Him by always complaining and harping on the problems that we face. It is a black disgrace. So, try to do things which make you feel happy. If your happiness is associated with your goal, go for it. Do whatever makes you happy, but not hurt others or yourself because the happiness associated with positive aspects of life is eternal. Even if some pseudo-intellectuals find it a sin, lets try it because trust me it is the most beautiful sin you would have ever committed.