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Happiness, like other emotions, is not something you acquire. It is something you are.
This implies that happiness is not a goal that you can reach. It is a side effect of a particular set of ongoing life experiences.
While pleasure is correlated with happiness, pursuing pleasure does not cause happiness.
People who focus their energy on materialistic and superficial pleasures end up more anxious and less happy in the long run. Pleasure is necessary, but it's insufficient.
Failing to meet your own expectations is not the opposite of happiness. Your ability to fail and still appreciate the experience is key to happiness.
The joy is not in getting what you want, but the process of working towards it, then raising the bar, and doing it again. If you fail, learn from it.
When something feels bad, at least it has meaning. In depression, everything becomes a big blank void.
Most of us conflict with time. Time is a paradox and is both limited and abundant at the same time. We can do great things with time, provided we know how to use this invisible resource.
Once we realize that every moment is a gift, we will not waste it but use it intentionally, for something important and meaningful.
It is important that we set some clear priorities and create space for them.
This exercise makes us value our limited time and sheds away the unnecessary activities from our day.
We start living a vivid life, and slow down, becoming fully present in the moment, savoring time like a limited edition treat before it vanishes.