The Journey to Happiness (HSK 4)

Follow a young woman’s journey as she embarks on a quest to find true happiness, encountering various challenges and learning valuable lessons along the way.









Multiple Choice Questions

English Translation

Once upon a time, there was a young girl named Xiao Fang. She always felt happy because she had a harmonious family and a group of good friends. However, as time went on, she began to ponder what happiness truly meant.

One day, Xiao Fang decided to leave home and search for the definition of happiness. She packed her bag and embarked on a mysterious journey.

During her journey, she encountered her first challenge: a tall mountain. She tried hard to climb it, but her strength gave out, and she felt exhausted. At that moment, an old man passed by and said to her, “Happiness is like climbing a mountain; it requires perseverance and effort. Don’t give up, and you will surely reach the summit.” Inspired by the old man’s words, Xiao Fang gathered her courage and continued walking forward.

Next, Xiao Fang came across a group of children in need of help. They came from impoverished areas and lacked sufficient food and water. Xiao Fang decided to assist them, sharing her food and water with each child. Seeing the smiles on the children’s faces, she felt happiness fill her entire being.

The final stop of her journey was a temple. Xiao Fang entered the temple and noticed many people praying. She approached a monk and asked, “Master, what do you believe happiness is?” The monk smiled and replied, “Happiness doesn’t come from external things; it stems from inner contentment and tranquility. Through meditation and reflection, you can find true happiness.”

After thoughtful consideration, Xiao Fang understood the true meaning of happiness. She realized that happiness is not about pursuing material wealth but about inner satisfaction and helping others.

Finally, Xiao Fang returned home, carrying the valuable lessons she had learned during her journey. She understood that true happiness lies in being with family and friends, caring for others, and being grateful for everything she has.

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