“Happiness is determined more by one’s state of mind than by external events. Our moment-to-moment happiness is largely determined by our outlook. In fact, whether we are feeling happy or unhappy at any given moment…

Often has very little to do with our absolute convictions but, rather it is a function of how we perceive our situation, how satisfied we are with what we have.

Let us reflect on what is truly of value in life, what gives meaning to our lives, and set priorities on the basis of that. The purpose of our life needs to be positive. For our life to be of value; I think we must develop basic good human qualities – warmth, kindness, compassion. Then our life becomes meaningful and more peaceful – happier.”

- Dalai Lama

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