And, thus, would have been happy. One of the biggest lies we believe in.
Reaching goals in life is as tragic as not having goals.
Both of them make us feel empty and useless.
The real way to happiness, as Buddhism believes, is the madhya marg – the path of pursuit, the path of joy en route to your mountain top. The path of enjoying the struggle. The path of falling in love with the process with zero attachment to the results.
The truth about happiness is that if you don’t feel it today, you won’t feel it tomorrow either.