is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human
We all live
with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
requirements for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure.
Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Wealth enough to support
your needs. Grace enough to confess you sins and forsake them. Patience enough
to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your
neighbor. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith
enough to make real things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears
concerning the future.
comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk
life, to be needed.
is not a goal, it is a byproduct.
be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
happiness in another world we need only to believe something; to secure it in
this world, we must do something.
-Charlotte Perkins Gilman