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Happiness or a temporary moment of joy?

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“He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and who so trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.”
— Proverbs 16:20.

The happiness man seeks may come in many different ways because each person has their own idea about what happiness is to them. Happiness in one’s life is something that has been sought after for thousands of years. The Creative Intelligence of the Universe (God) created all life to be free of struggle and to enjoy life in whatever way to keep peace and harmony in all species. Man is probably the only species that can seek and find happiness in many different ways.

Lucius Seneca was one of the best-read men in Rome 1900 years ago and was writing short stories, for the people who could read, about different subjects; one of them was happiness. One of the statements he wrote was, “there must be a sound mind to make a happy man; there must be consistency in all conditions, a care for the things of this world but without anxiety. It is an invincible greatness of mind not to be elevated or dejected with good or ill fortune.”

What Seneca had written that long ago is what others have said and written since then on the subject of happiness...


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