"Happiness. It is the crux of human existence. All of human philosophy is about understanding and finding happiness. Very few of us do. Our lives are spent in its pursuit, mostly with a mistaken understanding of what we want, and therefore, for most, it remains elusive. I think happiness comes from realising that you can't find it in the external world, it lies within you; through managing your expectations; in reducing the things that give you happiness or sadness; in realising that true happiness comes from freedom-from material and emotional wants."