Russell Brand was asked one day if he was happy.
“Well…I’m happy right now” he said “but I don’t know if I’ll be happy in an hour”
There’s far too much emphasis in our society on the goal of “being happy”.
Far better I think is to seek satisfying meaningful work.
This always involves a quest to find solutions to problems that cause somebody unnecessary suffering, even if that somebody is yourself.
It also always involves working hard, so it requires discipline.
Discipline feels like the opposite of freedom but is in fact a necessary ingredient of being free - and happy.
If you are having no success getting pregnant, and you don’t know why – ask yourself if you are pursuing happiness instead of meaning.