Talk Psychology 2022-2023: Vinser shares: “Self-Awareness: The key to happiness”
“Happiness is the ultimate goal for most of us. Everyone has their own definition of happiness. When I was a child, happiness for me was beautiful toys filled with sparkling glitters. When I started school, my happiness was getting good grades, being praised by teachers and making my parents proud. As I got a little […]
“Happiness is the ultimate goal for most of us. Everyone has their own definition of happiness. When I was a child, happiness for me was beautiful toys filled with sparkling glitters. When I started school, my happiness was getting good grades, being praised by teachers and making my parents proud. As I got a little older, I thought happiness was simple: my family is my happiness. But one day, I suddenly thought, ‘What if one day my family was not there anymore? What will happen? Will my happiness be lost forever? Does a person’s happiness depend on the world around them? Does lasting happiness exist?’
“A long time later, someone told me that happiness actually comes from within. Many days later, someone shares that happiness comes when we are ourselves. Four years of secondary school and daily reflection on those statements before going to bed has culminated in this project, the synthesis and conclusion of my own reflections, and the answer to the question of whether lasting happiness exists, and if so, how.
“In general, I did not face too many obstacles when doing the project, largely thanks to the extremely enthusiastic help of my teacher – Ms. Khanh Linh. Perhaps the biggest challenge I faced was how to express the knowledge I had in my head so that everyone could understand. From the beginning, I had determined that any information I delivered should be explained and analyzed in as much detail as possible so that people who do not know the subject can understand it. No matter how much novel information the speaker shares, if the listener is not receptive, the whole presentation is a waste of time. ‘Happiness’ and ‘self-awareness’ are two very broad topics. To summarize these two things plus personal experiences in a 10-minute presentation was quite difficult for me initially.
“The biggest lesson I’ve learned through this project is that sometimes we need to take a little risk. Staying in the comfort zone is very easy, but only when we step out of it, do we really learn new things and develop ourselves. For me, this topic is not easy, especially the synthesis of the main content and finding scientific evidence to prove my point. In fact, I myself have acquired a lot of new knowledge through these two processes. Looking back on this journey, I am sure that if I had chosen an easier topic in the beginning, I would not have really learned anything new, and I probably would not have been able to go as far as I have. Hence, I would like to thank all the teachers who have supported me in the process of completing the project. Thank you for encouraging me to believe in my abilities even when I wasn’t overly confident in my own.”