1. Yes or no. In 2015, have you acquired a new:
flat screen TV
boyfriend or girlfriend?
2. Yes or no. In 2015, have you acquired more:
clothes in general
sexual conquests (or more sex in general)
(obviously, these weren’t exhaustive lists)
3. Can you honestly say (and you must be honest) that your happiness has substantially increased in 2015 over 2014?
If you answered “yes” to any of the items contained in the first two questions, but answered “no” to the last question, you can confidently cross those items off the list of things where you will find any lasting happiness.
In 2016, you may want to consider taking “the journey inward” and discover the real sources of happiness.
It’ll take some studying, some reading, some contemplation, and some intense self-reckoning.
But if you put in the work, you’ll likely be happy with the results.