Saturday, April 4, 2009

Ways of Being Happy

There are two ways of being happy: We may either diminish our wants or
augment our means -- either will do -- the result in the same; and it
is for each man to decide for himself, and do that which happens to be
the easiest. If you are idle or sick or poor, however hard it may be
to diminish your wants, it will be harder to augment your means. If
you are active and prosperous or young and in good health, it may be
easier for you to augment your means than to diminish your wants. But
if you are wise, you will do both at the same time, young or old, rich
or poor, sick or well; and if you are very wise you will do both in
such a way as to augment the general happiness of society. -- Franklin

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