When I was a young girl, my annual birthday wish was always “I just want to be happy”. Sometime in my late 20s, I realised that happiness is a choice, and not a ﬂeeting emotion. Happiness is not a destination – it’s a decision. But how do we get there?
From personal life experiences and reading about the modern women farmers on page 92, the answer is clear – knowing and discovering oneself plays a huge part.
In the ﬁndings of our year-long Happiness Project survey (with responses from over 1,200 women in Singapore) on page 90, we’ve discovered that we become happier as we age. I’d like to think that’s because older women have gone through the rough patches, and emerged on the other side with a better understanding of themselves and their places in life, resulting in a higher state of happiness.
The next time you feel yourself stuck in a rut, perhaps see it as an opportunity to grow. And how best to do that? As our freelance writer Gyscha Rendy shares in her piece on self-discovery on page 98, by “getting comfortable with being uncomfortable all over again”. New experiences, adventures, or even new friendships are the best catalysts to get you there.
- NYL, EDITOR
"Be happy now: How these SG women have done it, from page 88."
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