We all face our share of problems in life, and failures are never easy to deal with. As we grow, accepting failures becomes more difficult. Some where involuntarily Life becomes more of 'ME'. My career, my goals, my achievements, my husband, my children, my ......
Yes I agree, whether we like it or not, life tends to become Self- centric !
During my dark phase, when I had nothing to smile about my own life, I still was able to feel joy and happiness inside me all because of my Macarism. It's easy to feel resentment towards people, who are enjoying what you desire the most. At times it's even easier for us to become sadists ( tendency to derive pleasure from other persons sadness, pain or humiliation).
But instead if we practice macarism, the world seems like a happy place !
Macarism is the act of taking pleasure in other persons joy, achievements and happiness. It's a good word. When we look around we see macarists everywhere.
I admit I don't practise Macarism every time, I do feel jealous at times but its rare, infact very rare. When I see someone's success, I won't ignore the hard work and efforts behind it.
Some people can and do fake macarism. Beware !
I think one needs to try to balance macarism though. I know people who take so much joy in seeing other people be happy that they can forget to celebrate their own happiness. In other words, they become reliant on others as a source of joy. This is dangerous.
Speaking of macarism, I am overwhelmed to the point of speechlessness at all the recent good-willingness of people who read my blog, drop in comments sharing their own experiences and take part in celebrating my joy's as their own !
Cheers to all my fabulous Macarist readers :)