Happiness is not decadence or ignorance or numbness.
I don't think I can' tell you what happiness is but I can tell you things I have learned about it.
It is in the simple things. Like coffee and cream and sleep and old fashioned newspapers and mountains.
But that these simple things can not be fully enjoyed if you have them all the time. So it's also in the hard exciting things. Like embracing fear and feeling pain and being selfless and giving love that you don't have. In being uncertain and uncomfortable often.
The happiness can not be predicted or manipulated.
I never know when it is about to come; or leave.
I try to enjoy the simple things always and feel empty.
Then I try to do the hard things all the time and feel empty.
And feeling nothing at all is worse than feeling sad.
But when then happiness comes it is good and I am thankful.
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I havelearned the secret of being content in any and every situation,whether well fed or hungry,whether living in plenty or in want.