As human beings, we are primed to believe that happiness depends on alignment of stars, and once that state is achieved, life would be trouble-free from that point onwards. The biggest problem with that belief is that we are never content with the list of things that went our way. If we have a great job, we want a great partner, and if we get that, then we want a great house. This way, we spend much more time thinking about what we don’t have than appreciating everything we have and should be thankful for.
- They understand that when we stop chasing the world’s definition of happiness, we begin to see the decision to experience happiness has been right in front of us all along.
- There is happiness and fulfillment to be found in personal growth. To know that you have intentionally devoted time and energy to personal improvement is one of the most satisfying feelings you’ll eve
- This life can be difficult. Nobody escapes without pain. At some point—in some way—we all encounter it.
“If we could only get into this school, have that job, find a partner, have a family, own a house, get a better car, have a different body.”