Happiness is Personal

You cannot make another happy, and nobody can make you happy. Happiness is too personal. People can help each other with all kinds of things, if they’re able and if they want to. Someone can give you a ride, or even buy you a car. You can provide a listening ear, a new idea or a suggestion. These are specific, often very concrete things. But happiness is too all-encompassing, and too personal, to ever provide anyone but yourself. It’s enough of an achievement to find happiness on your own. Don’t waste time expecting to make others happy. And don’t waste time expecting others to make you happy, either.