To be happy, do those things which give you the deepest, most exquisite feelings of joy.
How do you find the happiness that you want? I once heard a man say that he goes at this problem experimentally. His idea was to base the secret of happiness upon the things he did from which he got the deepest inner joy. He found, for example, that he enjoyed going out to a charming restaurant for a delicious dinner and a deligtful evening with friends. But, when he went out of his way to do something generous and kind and unexpected for someone in deep trouble, he felt so good inside that he could sing for joy.’ The reaction to the first experience he defined as pleasure and the reaction to the second as happiness. So, to be happy, he concluded, do those things which give you the deepest, most exquisite feelings of joy.