Friday is for Heart Songs
… given my view that tragedy is normal, I try to be happy unless something happens that makes me unhappy, rather than unhappy unless something happens that makes me happy. Most people go through life waiting for something wonderful to happen to make them happy. My attitude is that so long as nothing terrible is happening to us, we ought to be happy. Finally, this tragic view of life leads me to have little patience with the chronic complaining I hear in modern society from people who have so much yet act as if life and society have conspired to oppose them.
Dennis Prager, Happiness is a Serious Problem, 13.