One of the axioms “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up” intrigues me, these periphrasis depicts contingency of contentment. Well, when we have things to do, something to love and instances to hope for, the quorum is met.
Happiness is crucial, but we think that happiness comes from amassing goods, acquiring things, being loved and being successful, when in fact when you give everything away, when you serve people, when you’re watching something you do make somebody delighted – that’s when happiness happens.
The art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own: envy has a decisive aspect to play in life; it is a big, flashing sign that something needs to change. Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the dividend and divisor of the fraction called happiness?