I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy.
From the very core of our being, we desire contentment.
In my own limited experience I have found
that the more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others
automatically puts the mind at ease.
It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have
and gives us the strength to cope with
any obstacles we encounter.
It is the principal source of success in life.
Since we are not solely material creatures,
it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness
on external development alone.
The key is to develop inner peace.
~ The Dalai Lama