“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” -Chinese Proverb
Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
And I do appreciate you being ’round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won’t you please, please help me -The Beatles, “Help”
At the core of long term happiness is helping others. Absolutely. One hundred percent true and there are numerous studies that validate like this one for example.
But just make sure you’re not hiding. That you’re not running from your bliss.
What do I mean?
If you have something inside you, something you are truly passionate about, you must answer the call and make it happen. Otherwise, you’ll be miserable and in no position to help anyone else.
Moreover–depending on the size and scope of the project–when you manifest something from the heart and strive for excellence and generosity with it, you can help tons more people.
Help…but don’t hide.