The Source of Happiness

Happiness is a feeling that we can all experience, but the source of happiness is not universal.

For example, I have friends who love hunting and are happiest when they are out in the woods waiting for the elusive and legendary 40-point buck. Some of my friends are overjoyed and happiest sitting on a boat all day with a fishing pole in their hand while the fish mock them under the water. I even have a handful of friends who love jumping out of a perfectly good airplane with a parachute strapped to their back.

None of these activities make me “happy”, but the happiness my friends derive from such activities is just as meaningful as the happiness I feel when I play games with my friends and family.

While there is no universal “thing” that makes us all happy, there is a common thread. All sources of happiness are considered good to the happy individual. Running, fishing, skydiving, and game playing are all good things individuals might enjoy.

Therefore: Goodness = Happiness

I asked my family what is good in life to see if we had any similarities. The results were unexpected and legendary.

Well, there you go. Problem solved and answer given. The source of happiness has been discovered for all.

Next Up: World Peace

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About Cyrus

Editor in Chief, Owner/Operator, Board Game Fanatic, Father of Three, and Nice Guy, Cyrus has always enjoyed board, card, miniature, role playing, and video games, but didn't get back into the hobby seriously until early 2000. Once he did, however, he was hooked. He now plays board games with anyone and everyone he can, but enjoys playing with his children the most. Video games continue to be of real interest, but not as much as dice and little miniatures. As he carefully navigates the ins and outs of parenting, he does his very best to bestow what wisdom he has and help nurture his children's young minds. It is his hope and ambition to raise three strong, honorable men who will one day go on to do great things and buy their Mom and Dad a lobster dinner. Cyrus goes by the handle fathergeek on Board Game Geek. You can also check him out on CyrusKirby.com. Yes, he has a URL that is his name. His ego knows no bounds, apparently....

4 Responses to The Source of Happiness

  1. Frank says:

    One of my all-time favorite quotes, though I’ve never seen it delivered quite that way… Classic!

    • Cyrus says:

      Classic and EPIC, my friend. After hearing his inspiring words, I put down the camera, jumped on a horse, and galloped off into the wastelands to raid an enemy camp, setting fire to their tents.

      I was home by 9 PM or so.

  2. ella says:

    Lol Liam is so cute, he sure knows what happiness is and has the guts to get it 🙂 very sweet video.

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