Bill Gross: Happiness Runs
Happiness is wanting what you have
And not wanting what you don't have.
- Shakyamuni Buddha, 500 B.C.
The three grand essentials of happiness are: something
To do, someone to love, and something to hope for.
- Alexander Chalmers
Happiness runs in a circular motion...
Happiness runs, happiness runs.
- Donovan, 1968
I think a lot about happiness - what makes a person happy, whether or not happiness should even be a life's priority - things like that. A good high school friend stunned me at the early age of 17 by suggesting we should not necessarily try to be happy. Sacrifice, service, devotion to a cause were higher orders, he felt, although presumably, since those were choices, their pursuit could secondarily lead to happiness.