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A guide to happiness by Greece’s most intelligent minds

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Everybody has a right to feel happy! Whether it’s doing what you love or ensuring other people are enjoying their time, happiness is the pinnacle of human life.

Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated March 20 as the International Day of Happiness, recognising the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.

The United Nations has compiled #TenStepsToGlobalHappiness, which includes giving and spreading happiness to others, sharing what makes you happy and enjoying nature.

Happiness has been around since the fabric of time, and as ancient Greek philosophers were wise about love and war, they also understood the true meaning of happiness.

Below are five quotes by Greek philosophers about what it means to be happy:

The secret of happiness, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.  – Socrates

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.  – Aristotle

True happiness is to enjoy the present. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.  – Seneca

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.  – Epictetus

Happiness depends upon ourselves.  – Aristotle

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