Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happiness and a Support System

All changes, 
even the most longed for, 
have their melancholy;
for what we leave behind us 
is a part of ourselves;
we must die to one life 
before we can enter another.
                         ~Anatole France

I've always had an attraction to those stories where someone is traveling through a town they've never been in before, sees an old house and buys it on a whim, and builds a new life. Of course, fiction is so much easier to manage than real life. In fiction you never need someone to drop you off at the mechanic's. In real life, we need other human beings to help us.

In fact, having a support system in our daily lives is one essential ingredient of happiness.

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