"no one ever asks if you are happy..."

Everyone you meet always asks you if you have a career, are married or own a house, as if life was some sort of grocery list. But no one ever asks if you are happy. – Heath Ledger

This is a sad commentary on the disconnect between our modern lives and the reality of our nature. You will hear all sorts of quotes and admonishments to do what makes you happy; but rarely do we ever follow those pieces of advice, or check in on our fellows to see how they are tracking towards this goal.