Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Who Are the Happiest People on Earth?

From... "Stories to Live By" Dr. Morris Mandel

by GYE (See all authors)

A newspaper editor once offered a prize for the best answer to the question, "Who are the happiest people on earth?"

The four winning answers were the following:

1. A mother bathing her baby.

2. A craftsman, or an artist, whistling over a job well done;

3. A doctor who has finished a difficult operation and saved a human life ;

4. A little child building castles in the sand.

Notice that all four people had one thing in common. None of them was engaged in a selfish pursuit of pleasure. Each was absorbed in some task - that seemed important, and that caused him to forget himself.