1. Make progress in your art form. Look in places where your evolving perspective meets your natural talents, and you’ll find values that want to to exist somewhere real in the world.
It really comes down to values. A happy life is a life you see matching your values.
Writer Ayn Rand puts it this way: “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.”
I find the term “values” here beautifully ambiguous, since almost every definition could apply to happiness. Continue reading