-Launching Your Personal Search for Success』
/ G. Richard Shell
(Portfolio Penguin, p.253)
Chapter2: An Easy Answer
Happiness is just three things:
good health, meaningful work, and love.
Life is, by definition, an experience
marked by suffering and dissatisfaction.
There were a number of factors that characterized
the men who made it into middle and old age
as both happy and healthy...
The most important factor of all, however,
was attention to relationship...
The only thing that really matters in life are
your relationships with other people.
Moving along your own road, your unique path
to your unique destination...
the path that leads to yourself.
It is a path that is as likely to include tension, pain,
and tears as it is happiness.
But the tears of simcha are "good" tears.
I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure
that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein