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"We seldom think of what we have, but always of what we lack." - Arthur Schopenauer (1788-1860) A better life has been achieved when we are no longer trying to achieve a better life. It means that we are content, as we should be, with ourselves and what we have. To always be wanting more is self-defeating for we are then in a constant state of frustration, always hoping and waiting for happiness to come. So what is important? Enough, not more. "Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them." - Marcus Aurelius (121-180) There is, here and now, much to appreciate. There is life itself and everything that is naturally before us. We just have to look around and take it in. When you go for a walk don't you see, hear, and smell, many things to appreciate and feel nice about? Flowers and trees, a caterpillar crossing the sidewalk, a cute pup, a child enthusiastically enjoying that moment in life, birds, clouds, a neighbor waving. "Whether in favor or in humiliation, be not dismayed. Let your eyes leisurely look at the flowers blooming and falling in your courtyard. Whether you leave or retain your position, take no care. Let your mind wander with the clouds folding and unfolding beyond the horizon." - Hung Tzu-ch'eng (1593-1665) It is a great accomplishment to just be at peace with yourself and others and to enjoy it all. "The man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest." Thoreau (1817-1862)