"Consider the following. We humans are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others' actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others' activities. For this reason it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others."
HH The Dalai Lama.
What is the measure of our happiness? in today's fast paced world we try and work hard, make money, achieve success in our workplace for what? because we think that it would make us happy, but does it ? I dont think so. Every time we keep looking for more. I think we should measure our happiness with what really makes us happy. The quality time we spend with friends, family and loved ones. Knowing that there are people who genuinely care about us. These things should matter more than money and work. These things bring more happiness than anything else. Sharing a moment of joy with a loved one is priceless and can not be bought. Hearing some good news about someone you care about makes your so happy sometimes that nothing else could compare with that.
I miss the times when people used to really know and care about people around them, when you knew who your neighbors were, when you were there for each other. Life was so much more personal and so much happier. Now we hardly know people and we hardly care.