A quick glance at the International Happiness Map ( MT May 2014) certainly reveals one interesting point – happiness and our financial situation are the two axes of our life and the readings, when interpolated point out an altogether different picture.
In reality, satisfaction does not lie in the mere possession of riches and with the age advancing in our life, we get convinced of this observation.
I am aged 70+ years and my analysis of life virtually travels in a different direction.
Fortunately, I am not penniless nor wealthy, but am blessed with adequate resources to keep my life going smoothly.
Personally feel that health is vital in making our life-pilgrimage a smooth one and for achieving this and for keeping a balance we must aim at other factors – such as regular physical exercise, meditation, listening to soft and soothing music and trying our hand at Arts and Literature.