“Happiness fades; we get used to the things that used to make us happy. Joy doesn’t fade. To live with joy is to live with wonder, gratitude, and hope.” – David Brooks
Have you thought about the difference between being happy and being joyful?
David Brooks covers the topic in his fantastic book, “The Second Mountain.”
Shortening his idea, Brooks suggests joy is a better pursuit than happiness and requires three pillars in your daily life. He says:
So, wonder. Count your blessings. Look ahead with hope. It will bring joy.