Happiness is just a side effect of good things happening. It is temporary, fleeting and unpredictable.
Do not make happiness into a constant desire or purpose.
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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.
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