“If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden.
He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator.”
– W. Beran Wolfe
The inherent paradox in all search for happiness is this: Seeking happiness for itself tends to be a shallow pursuit. But achieving happiness by doing great work or seeking happiness because it will allow you to do more good for others turns it from a selfish to a noble, meaningful goal. And the exact same thing goes at work.
Also: People who are active are happier! According to a new study, “People who stay busy with tasks tend to be happier than idle folks”.