Macarism



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 :)


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37 comments:

  1. Macarism makes the world a happy place, no? :)

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  2. difficult at the beginning, but helps us a lot to stay happy once we start practicing it :)

    http://swathishenoy.blogspot.in/2014/04/m-for-misery.html?m=1
    a-z participant

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  3. Hello,
    Stopping by from AtoZ. I think most of us need a little more macarism in our lives, we need to practice more of it. However, I do agree it does need balance. Once I made the mistake of relying on another for my main source of happiness. It was dangerous and I don't ever want to go back to that point again! Great post!

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  4. I didn't know there was a word for this feeling... It's a beautiful feeling though :) and it's even more beautiful when someone else is happy for you.

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  5. Very nice post. Macarism is new word .I was not aware of this word, but I find real happiness on the success, happiness,and achievement of others.

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  6. That's a nice word!! Haven't heard of it before. Lovely write again, Ananya :)

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  7. I have never heard this term before. But it's something I strive to do. Must add it to my vocabulary...

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

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  8. Learnt something new today. Thanks Ananya. I did not know that there was such a word though the meaning of it has been drilled into us from childhood :)

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  9. How come I never heard this word before! It is so rare! Feeling happy for others only happens when you completely believe that their success/failure/happiness/sadness has nothing to do with yours. It is not the first thought that strikes, but ultimately if you train your mind, it does make a difference.

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  10. what you said is told in shree geeta. It is told there that for your mental improvement you must remain unaffected( Anashakti)to happenings centering you. But how that is possible for an ordinary man. So It is advised to do so you divert your own happiness and sadness to become involved, affected with others happiness and sorrow.
    I don't think you read sree Geeta at your age, but how lucky and how powerful is your soul. It is able to feel those great teachings of life from the core of your heart without reading it.

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    1. Pradip, I have read few chapters of Bhagwat Geeta but not yet read about macarism.
      Thank you so very much for your kind words of appreciation, I must admit honestly I don't truly deserve it but I am very happy to read your comment !

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  11. Thank you for this post, for macarisme is a new concept to me.
    i think it has something to do with being interested in other people's lives and it must be the opposite of envy and jealousy. I learned a new thing today!

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  12. You know I didn't know about this...Interesting actually...

    M for Motherly-Random Thoughts Naba

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  13. I learnt a new word today and it is difficult to be a Macarist all the time, but yes, for a few genuine people I am really happy because of their happiness in life.

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  14. A lovely write-up and learnt a new word today. Celebrating others successes is a good thing but depending on others for our happiness isn't. Great thoughts shared here.

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  15. Thank you ,Ananya for praising us !

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  16. Macarism is a fantastic concept!

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  17. The comment box is intended to practice macarism expressing our happiness or admiration for the post where deserved..The happiness should be genuine as you have pointed out.I learnt this new word today thanks to you.

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  18. Marcarism...even though i knew the practice, i never knew the word. I am proud to say that my husband is a true macarist. I am somewhat self-centric at times, but he, never.

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  19. I never practiced macarism I guess and I should seriously consider doing it soon!

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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  20. isn't this what makes everyone happy ?

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  21. Very interesting! Heard about it the first time though! Thank you for sharing this :-)

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  22. Good to know the word for it Ananya :)

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  23. Macarism is such a fab concept! We must truly practice it more often!

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  24. What a cool word - must admit, without bragging, it's something I do practice :)
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
    x

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  25. That is an interesting word to remember.. and a good life lesson too

    GS at Moontime Tunes

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  26. Thank you my wonderful Macarists ! For leaving behind your precious comments !

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  27. So interesting! It's not a new idea, but definitely a new word for me. Thanks for the enlightenment!

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  28. Macarism sounds like a wonderful concept, though I have never come across the word. (Wikipedia, here I come!) I certainly try to take pleasure in the accomplishments of others, as I hope others take pleasure in mine.

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  29. Exactly my thought, Ananya and you've expressed macarism in a very beautiful way. I'm going through crisis right now like many in the world and we need to practice macarism to spread joy n happiness. Positivism breeds positivism.

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  30. It's all about the concept that you get back what you willingly give, though not necessarily in the same form and from the same quarters . You give love, you share someone's joy and feel happy for someone else's success, and the cosmic waves turn those good deeds in your favour, mostly when you need them the most !!!

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  31. This is beautiful , Ananya. Never knew there was a word for it :) Macarism! Lovely and I shall think of that term for a while now. Feeling happy for others, with no thought of personal gain.


    ~Shailaja's latest A~Z post

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  32. Macarism rocks !!! :) Brilliantly expressed Ananya !

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  33. To make others happy is a great thing.

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  34. Macarism is a good word to write about. . . And, Ananya you really wrote well. Loved it.
    But one thing, i have travelled around the world and seen and met various ppl, unfortunetly i never found one Macarist in my life.
    ...shabab khan

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  35. Superb write! never knew there was a word like this! :) happy 2 b a macarist fr ur blog! :)

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  36. Good to know the perfect word for it.. Being a macarist is indeed tough.. I too get jealous sometimes.. :P

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