In order to be happy, you must be successful in all three of these areas:
Realistically, you will only have time to accomplish any two of those goals while bitching about the third. The day isn’t long enough to do them all.
When I see a well-dressed, chubby, 40-something guy in a nice SUV with his family, all happy and laughing, I know he gave up health. He’ll be dead in 10 years. When I see a totally fit person in the gym, I always wonder if he’s a lonely loser or just underemployed. It’s one or the other.
There are rare exceptions. A friend of mine makes a great living by working a few hours per day from his home or his boat. He has a great family life and an ideal body mass index. I expect the universe to smite him any minute. He’s violating some sort of natural law and it’s only a matter of time before things revert to the mean.
Which of the three requirements of happiness are YOU giving up?
Scott Adams via The Dilbert Blog