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Joy

It's a feeling of spiritual and emotional wellbeing that includes bliss, elation, ecstasy, exuberance, and euphoria.

It’s an internal affair that is self-existent and independent of external factors.

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It's a personal, external and fleeting feeling. It depends upon external things, situations, and experiences and can be achieved through possessions and experiences.

Happiness includes feelings of gratification, excitement, merriment, playfulness, amusement, and enjoyment.

It's freedom from disturbance. A state of tranquillity and harmony that can be felt collectively or individually.

Peace and happiness can be entwined, but the circumstances from which they arise are different.

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Joy, Happiness And Control

Living means learning how to navigate through life even when we are not completely in control.

When it comes to happiness, we sometimes feel we need a particular thing to be happy. But be it a material or an emotional need, we can always find joy even while it is unfulfilled.

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Happiness as a choice

Once you realize that happiness is predominantly an internal process, you will gradually understand that happiness is also a choice, and you will be able to transcend the limits of what it is that makes you happy.

Joy vs Happiness

Joy is more consistent and is cultivated internally. It comes when you make peace with who you are, why you are and how you are, whereas happiness tends to be externally triggered and is based on other people, things, places, thoughts and events.