I use to read regularly the weekly coverage of 'the third EYE' in the Indian Express. The last question is always asked about the 'happiness'. When the Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyer was interviewed he answered which is absolutly a fair answer than expected from a hardcore Marxist of himself than the CPI!
Unfortunately the link is not available.
Anyway what Benjamin Disraeli poem take us through:
“Happiness doesn’t occur by itself
You cause it to happen or not,
Yours is the choice to be unhappy in life
Or to be content with the life you’ve got.
How you relate to life’s events
Determines your joy and misery,
Whether your feelings are mean or kind
Your attitude to life is the key.
You can make up your mind to be happy
Life will be more rewarding if you do
For happiness is a state of mind
Developed and controlled by you.
Don’t wait to be happy until things are just right
Don’t let life’s little annoyances get in the way.
You can be as happy as you decide to be
And you can decide to be happy today.”
From Bureaucracy Today, August 2010, P.50