Genuine love, with all the discipline that it requires, is the only path in this life to substantial joy. Take another path and you may find rare moments of ecstatic joy, but they will be fleeting and progressively more elusive. When I genuinely love I am extending myself, and when I am extending myself I am growing. The more I love, the longer I love, the larger I become. Genuine love is self-replenishing. The more I nurture the spiritual growth of others, the more my own spiritual growth is nurtured. I am a totally selfish human being. I never do something for somebody else but that iI do it for myself. And as I grow through love, so grows my joy, ever more present, ever more constant.
Dr. M. Scott Peck
We all live thinking we deserve to be happy, only thinking of our own happiness not knowing that by making others happy we transfer that energy within ourselves. Live to make others happy its more gratifying than doing it for ourselves (its better to give than to receive)