Happiness means different things to different people. Ask a child and he or she will tell you it is a piece of candy. It probably is. Those are the years when we begin learning about this world we live in. We are introduced to new things every day, things that give us pleasure. They make us want them more because they make us happy.
But happiness from materialistic things doesn’t last forever. We are bound to get bored with it, grow out of it, and seek replacements. And one day, we will discard that toy, craving, etc. for something else. It is important to realize this.

 

快樂

快樂對不同人有着不同的意義。問小孩子,他或她會告訴你,快樂是一塊糖果。它可能就是這般簡單。在那些年頭,我們開始了解身處的這個世界。我們每天都遇見新事物,給予我們快樂。快樂讓我們希望得到更多,因為得到更多使我們快樂。
但是,物質上的快樂並不持久。我們到底會厭倦,興趣減退,並尋求代替品。有一天,我們將丟棄那玩具或渴求,以其他取而代之。明白這一點,很重要。

 

The Prism of Life (by Ansh Das, Signal 8 Press 2014)